Perhaps the truth shall eventually set you free, but first it might make you very, very depressed. Tonight's edition of "Bill Moyers Journal" on PBS is one of the most gripping and important pieces of broadcast journalism so far this year, but it's as disheartening as it is compelling.Yes, Mr. Shales, over three thousand Americans have died in Iraq. But, Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqi Citizens have died, many of them children!
It's always depressing to learn that you've been had, but incalculably more so when the deception has resulted in thousands of Americans dying in the Iraq war effort.
Just look at this picture for a while. Imagine that it is your daughter humiliated by the presence of this sinister storm trooper. Your father has just been shot dead because he tried to defend his family by reaching into a cabinet for a gun. Yes, the trooper is an American. But this young girl is a human too. We have destroyed her life for now and the future. She no longer has an intact family. And all of this is so a bumbling idiot can "win" his "War."
I have no idea how Americans in the future, if we have a future, will be able to comprehend this.