Another component which compels my heart and soul has to do with the men and women of the Coalition Forces who have given so much, several from my own family, including a son-in-law seriously wounded. Their families too have had their lives and personal security affected greatly as their loved ones served.
The Sunni and the Kurds have walked out of the Parliament in Iraq, and things are not looking good in Iraq. Once again the reasons being revealed for this present state of affairs will lead back to corrupt people being allowed to continue in their corruption. In all of civilized time, that has always led to failure to thrive...
I think I will be writing from my own observations and conclusions, what I see as the pitfalls which have brought Iraq to this dark place. Always it seems to me, failure lies in lack of honorable leadership, leadership which is willing to speak the truth, really examine what is going on, and take the actions necessary to deal with the evil elements always present in our world.
The world is a dangerous place to live - not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
-- Albert Einstein