Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Remembering the ones who had morals back in 2007

On December 18th of 2007, the US Senate voted to give more money to funding the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Now, when I visited the US Senate offices in 2006, I found that about half the Democrats and nearly all of the Republicans did not give a rat’s ass about what was happening to the Iraqi people AT ALL.  I determined this by walking into their offices and handing them a letter about an Iraqi who was suffering due to the US occupation of Iraq.   I judged the responses of the staff there.  And like I said, most of them showed they did not care at all.

Sometimes, however, I got to speak face to face with one of the Senators, and could judge the responses that way.  Senators Graham, Dole, Burr, McCain and Levin showed me that they could not have cared less.  Below are the names of the Senators who voted against this war.  It roughly corresponds to the same Democratic Senate offices where the staff acted like they did care about the horror and suffering we have visited on the Iraqi people.   Maybe it was all an act, but better to act like you have some morals and decency than to act like you don’t care about mass murder and genocide.  And what we did in Iraq was genocide.  What we are doing in Afghanistan is mass murder.

The good and moral people of the US Senate in 2007:

Akaka (D-HI)                    Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)                  Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)              Cardin (D-MD)
Durbin (D-IL)                   Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)                  Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)                  Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)                    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)                  Menendez (D-NJ)
Murray (D-WA)               Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)         Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)              Stabenow (D-MI)
Whitehouse (D-RI)          Wyden (D-OR)