Lest we forget? Too late!

We call it “Armistice Day” but it’s also known as “Rememberance Day” and also “Veterans’ Day.” Whatever it’s name, it serves as a time to honor those who have died in war, no matter where it was fought, whether it was a “real war” or which side they served.

The day started in memory of the end of World War 1 when the leaders of several countries signed an agreement to stop fighting. The signing took place at 11am on November 11th, 1918. The thought was that there would be no more wars because the horrors of WW1 would stop anyone thinking war was an answer.

Less than 21 years later, World War 2 broke out. Since its end, there have been very few days without some form of fighting occuring on the planet.

Now we’re in the middle of what could very well become known as Vietnam 2. Just as Vietnam turned into a disaster for the USA in the 60’s and 70’s, so too could the situation in Iraq.

Lest we forget? Too late – it would appear that we as a whole have forgotten entirely – our illustrious leaders certainly appear to have… :(

Comparing Iraq to Sudan raises nasty questions

Oh, wonderful deflection by our illustrious PM, little Johnny boy. When asked about Iraq he deflects us off to the current tragedy in the Sudan. Perhaps not such a good idea when you think about it.

Yes, it’s terrible what’s happening in the Sudan. Yes, the UN hasn’t stepped in quickly to solve it. But then again, where’s the USA now when, as Howard has pointed out, a far worse situation is unfolding in the Sudan than in Iraq? Shouldn’t the US be faking evidence of WMD and Al Qaida so they can invade the Sudan?

Well, I guess there’s no easily snapped up oil production that the US can take over to prevent it being sold for Euros. I guess “Dubya” doesn’t get any major family kudos for stomping on them.

Bye bye Howard – you’re way beyond your use by date.