August 12, 2006

War and Peace in Texas...

You think your grandma wasn’t like you? We had our doubts folks. We were in it with sixteen million Americans.

Can you imagine?

And throughout 1943, and 1944, and even 1945, the outcome was not assured. The end of it certainly was not known.

Even in August, we had our doubts. The Japanese mainland? What would it cost?

Will my brother be killed? My son?

My husband?

My son’s father.

They didn’t know about the bomb. They just knew we were in the fourth bloody year of the “war”, and they were war-weary, and afraid. And there were many moments when the outcome was in doubt.

The “end of it”, the date, was in doubt.

It seems like it will never be over. Sometimes we all say that. Well. Good. Evil. Yeah.

You still fight evil. You still refuse to let evil have its way.

That’s what you do.

Also from Texas- some news from London:

"BRITISH police claim to have found a "martyrdom video" in which one of the 24 British Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to destroy up to a dozen passenger aircraft sets out his reasons for joining the planned suicide attack.

British officials said the damning evidence had been found in the home of one of the suspects, who include a 23-year-old biochemistry student and a Heathrow security guard with an all-areas access pass.

The guard was in his airport uniform when he was arrested and led away in handcuffs.
The suspects are mostly of Pakistani origin but two are white converts to Islam. Abdul Waheed, 21, changed his name from Don Stewart-Whyte six months ago after growing up as the son of a Conservative Party official. "

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