Cindy Sheehan is going to be giving a talk at Boxcar Books today at 11:00. Afterwards I have heard she is going to be speaking in People’s Park (around 12:00).
I know that right now many of us have our attention focused on the NOLA situation, but I would urge people to remember that the people there are not the only people suffering in the world right now. Personally, I hold our government accountable for the NOLA situation (in terms of preventable measures that weren’t taken, and incompetence within the bureaucracies that were supposedly developed to deal with this type of situation), but there can be no mistaking that our government *is* responsible for the loss of life and the long-term economic devastation that the people of Iraq face at our hands. Cindy Sheehan lost a son, and wants to know *why* she had to lose a son to this situation, when all the reasons given in support of this war have melted into thin air, and Halliburton and other Bushco buddies are raking in the reconstruction bucks. As yet, the government has not offered an adequate response.
So, let’s not forget the tragedy of other people in the face of our own tragedies, especially when our government deliberately caused the situation those people now face. We’re all human beings.