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Monday, March 24, 2008


Sunday, Bloody Sunday

The death toll goes up and up in Bush's War * Wild Flowers

No, this isn't about John Schlesinger's great 1971 film based on the story by Penelope Gilliatt.

On Easter Sunday the death toll for American soldiers in Iraq reached 4,000. A landmark? Depends on one's view of the war. To those of us who were against the war long before the first pair of boots landed on the ground, it is a tragic waste of human lives, most of them under 30 years of age. To the president and his cohorts who cooked up the war and sold it to the American people, it is just a number that does not mean anything. Expect the usual platitude about bravery, patriotism, etc.

"I can't stop asking why? The more I think the more I cry."
---Pfc. Ryan J. Hill

Wild Flowers at Coal Mine Creek

Went for the traditional Easter Sunday walk with a group of friends. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm. The wild flowers have started to bloom. The wood duck, reported to be found at the lake, was not seen but we had a good walk and returned to Palo Alto for lunch. Fried chicken, steamed artichokes accompanied by a mayo/mustard dip, french bread and cheeses. We enjoyed a bottle of Margaux and a Sauvignon Blanc. To cap it all, there was a home made Tiramisu. By that time we were ready for a nap.

©Musafir - March 23, 2008

Indian Warrior
©Musafir - March 23, 2008

©Musafir - March 23, 2008

At the swing on Toyon Trail
©Musafir - March 23, 2008

Shooting Star
©Musafir - March 23, 2008

Hound's Tongue
©Musafir - March 23, 2008

Alongside Lake Trail

©Musafir - March 23, 2008

à votre santé

©Musafir - March 23, 2008

"Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home -
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome."
----Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

I'm a Soldier in the U.S. Army and when I heard news of the 4000 death mark I became sick to my stomach. I'm lucky enough to have been to Iraq and return home to my family but so many of my fellow Soldiers have not been as fortunate. And in my heart i feel like every one of those 4000 deaths our president is to be blamed for.

We've opened up a discussion on our blog so I can talk to people and answer their questions and hopefully make people understand that not all military are supporting this war and that every one of those deaths was important and unneeded. I'd like it you'd stop by and toss in your two cents.

I'm all for defending my country but U.S. did not need to be defended from Iraq.
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