Monday, March 12, 2007

think global, act local

this week will mark the 4 year anniversary of the US invasion and war on Iraq - the human costs of this action are staggering. in order to demonstrate the toll of the war the peace community in cleveland is staging a 8 day vigil, each second represents and commemorates each of the estimated 650,000 war dead (iraqi and us deaths). today the number of US soldiers who have died is nearly 3200, a sobering figure, but dwarfed in comparison to the number of iraqis who have lost their lives.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired,
signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

--Dwight D. Eisenhower

what is that saying - the devil is in the details? well, here's more information to digest as we consider the 'big picture':

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