Tuesday, April 05, 2005

 

So this is what it feels like when doves cry

The Illini's sad loss last night means that we will now -- all of us -- have to search for other ways for the Man to keep us occupied as he oppresses us (the people).

Thank god for the Amazing Race.

On an actual serious note, COULD IT BE?! "Corners" may be actually being "turned" against the insurgency in Iraq. In March, for the first time, U.S. troop fatalities in a month were actually lower than they were in the same month the year prior. And given that last April saw 135 deaths, it seems likely we'll see the same phenomenon this month (although the four deaths in the past 24 hours is not the best way for that to happen). That, plus the parliament finally elected a speaker ... who knows!?

As we all know, history is written by the winners. Discussions of "was it worth it" seem to become moot as long as there are "good results." Good results are also defined by the winners, and such a definition can change over time. 1,500+ dead soldiers and a hundred beezillion dollars spent is, in the long run, insignificant as long as we can define success by a stable, U.S. friendly government in Iraq .... right? And whatever protocols we had to break, whatever stories we had to tell ourselves and the world to justify our actions ... well, sometimes you have to break the rules ... to free your heart.

When there's nothing to believe in, believe in hope.

(Thanks to the producers of Waiting to Exhale.)

Comments:
That was garbage.
 
Oh, and I'm sorry Illini lost.
 
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