Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Rhetoric of Madness

Last night I watch the Republican Party debate and came away with a feeling that the only true debate taking place was a brief, yet, heated exchange over the war in Iraq between Texas Congressman, Ron Paul, and former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee.

Then today, I received an email from a friend who sent me a link to another video making some noise on YouTube. The video is a hard-biting, poignant and unequivocal damnation of Bush’s strategy and policy in Iraq. Watch it here.

Agree or disagree, it is hard to ignore the quotable facts behind Keith Olbermann’s recent commentary on MSNBC.

There’s a lot to think about before next year’s election, but there’s nothing, outside of one’s own health and family, that’s more important. I have two children now. I don’t want to even imagine what awaits them in tomorrow’s world. I guess that’s what all parents have said, generation after generation, but it seems that few generations have raised the stakes as high as ours has.

I don’t care about Republicans or Democrats anymore. I just crave truth and honesty, and frankly, I don’t even know where to start looking for that. So, I am going to just pray for the end of madness and hope someone hears me. Please feel free to join in.


Anonymous said...

The truth speaks very loudly, and you can hear it your self by taking a closer look at Ron Paul.

Barbara said...

Good post. You're so right that there's a lot to think about before the next election. I've come to a point where it's difficult for me to trust any politician, and I think we just don't know enough about these people in whom we entrust so much power before we vote for them. I wish there was a better way to elect our leaders than the system we have, which seems to provide only hype, whether positive or negative, and very little useful facts.

I think we all want what's best for our country and the world, and the future of the world's children. It seems that we have very little opportunity to get the information that will help us bring about the best.