"These are challenging times, and they're difficult times, and they're straining the psyche of our country."wow. it's a good thing "our country" is not iraq. i bet the collective national psyche of iraq is pretty strained. four years of uninvited destruction and bloodshed can wreak havoc on the mind (not to mention the body). four years of bombing, machine-gunning, search-and-destroy missions, and shock and awe. four years of having uninvited guests trample your towns and cities. four years of anarchy. four years of cultural and civil destruction.
every single death in iraq in the last four years is the work of one man. no, not saddam, not an agent of al-qaeda, but george w. bush.
i remember a picture from last year i think. a little girl was screaming; she was splashed and spattered with the blood of her parents. her arents' car had "failed to stop" at a u.s. occupation checkpoint and the american troops let loose with their trademark destructive force. the parents were killed. the little girl, well, she escaped with...a strained psyche.
it's time to stop this madness.