Saturday, May 22, 2004

Nick's father speaks

Michael Berg makes it plain.

George Bush's ineffective leadership is a weapon of mass destruction, and it has allowed a chain reaction of events that led to the unlawful detention of my son which immersed him in a world of escalated violence. Were it not for Nick's detention, I would have had him in my arms again. That detention held him in Iraq not only until the atrocities that led to the siege of Fallujah, but also the revelation of the atrocities committed in the jails in Iraq, in retaliation for which my son's wonderful life was put to an end.

He mentions something that I wish more people really *heard*: that 9/11 was a wakeup call, an opportunity to change the world for the better... and instead, we have followed our 'leaders' ever further into madness. What's it going to take to get this country to wake up?