Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." -Thomas Paine

As the accused occupier, from a former colony (America), in a former British Mandate (Iraq) on a recently transferred base (from British to American control), in a province filled with heavily persecuted Shia who have had the water drained from their marshes, their families killed, and their lands filled with mines; it is all too apparent the fatigue of supporting freedom.

The good news is that it is worth it.