"Whose interests do we serve by continuing this exercise in futility?" ~Ron Paul
It's easy to sit at home, scribble some Sharpie ink on paper, and scream "WOOT! I LOVE PEACE!"
Truth is, what I'm doing is really worthless, apart from the fact that it makes me feel a little better about myself. Doodling is not going to change the world.
Everyone knows that Osama Bin Laden was killed recently.
That was the original motive for the war in Afghanistan.
There's no longer reason for this war.
People may have different views on the subject of war, but everyone has to agree that there's no need for our soldiers to be losing their lives. For innocent civilians to be dying. For families to be torn apart.
Because that is all war does. Never solves any problems. Only brings tears and bloodshed.
Brave soldiers that have died are brushed aside as a number; innocent lives lost are merely "collateral damage."
There isn't much that I as a person can do.
But here are two petitions to get the troops out of Afghanistan:
Please take a few minutes to sign them. It's not about America, Afghanistan, Muslims, or terrorism. It's about stopping bloodshed. Your own soldiers are losing their lives. Take a moment to do what you can to make it stop. And spread the word. :)
And here's some Sharpiness.
Islam is not a religion of terrorism.
It comes from the word "Salam," (سلام) meaning "peace."