Relatives of some of the victims of the September 11 attacks have gone to Iraq "to be with Iraqi families who have also suffered such loss because of war and sanctions."
Lisa Olsen, who lost her sister on 9/11, said "If you want to sum up why we are here, understanding is the key. In coming and meeting people, in hearing their stories and listening to them."
"I've found immediately an understanding of what we have gone through which is something that you do not always find in America," said New Yorker Colleen Kelly, who lost her brother William in the World Trade Center.
Go visit the victims and families of victims from the first World Trade Center bombing. Go visit the families of the victims of the Oklahoma bombing. Go visit the families of all those Americans who have died or suffered at the hands of terrorists abroad.
To go find sympathy and understanding in a country that we are about to go to war with, a country whose leader hates Americans and wishes them death, is contemptable.
The group, called Peaceful Tomorrows is "an advocacy group seeking effective, non-violent alternatives to war and terrorism."
I'd like to how many terrorists are going to be open to alternatives to terrorism. None, is my guess.
Not suprisingly, the Peaceful Tommorows group held a Bowling for Columbine benefit back in December.
Peaceful Tomorrows, you say? Letting Saddam get away with building his arsenal of nukes is not going to make for a very peaceful tomorrow, is it? Comforting the starving Iraqi children and oppressed women will give them a peaceful today, but there's at least a 50/50 chance that one of these "tomorrows" they will be beaten, raped, tortured or dead.
I don't know what the deceased relatives of the members of Peaceful Tomorrows would feel about this, but I know that as someone who went to one too many funerals and memorial services in the weeks following September 11, 2001, I am so horrified, disgusted and sick to my stomach that I can't even find the words to comment on this further.
(link via LGF)