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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:34 PM

Now is the best time ...

To start to end all wars, I hope with all my liberal heart we fight for this again.

I fought for peace in the 1970's. Burned draft cards, got drafted with a C.O., fought for peace internally in the military.

War today is even more inhumane, if that is possible.
I see the Vets coming back. I'm in the VA hospital system.
I hear of the vets that don't come back, I see the families.

Let's use this time of Democratic power to STOP THIS SHIT.

Our monies in this country are precious.
We could save much if we only did not pretend to "save the world"
When is the last time a third world nation did that?
Yes, we are a third world nation. Wake up!!

I am a very male 60 year old Veteran of Viet Nam.
I cry every day, bawl, sob uncontrollably, because of the wars we are waging unneedingly.

Wanna save this economy?.. STOP WAR!!!!

Hawks can just, "eat duty and die"
Don't want to hear "That's all we manufacture."
Don't wanna hear, "Oh,That's this country's profit, it's this countries "product"."

Just be quiet. This country has a broken heart.
I have sat next to and hugged, men of honor without limbs.
I have seen and cried with families without a Daddy or Mommy, lost in forgotten wars.

Now is the time.
If not now WHEN?

Or should I just get used to the wailing, the loss, fingers and hands grasping my back in agony,
just to have human compassion, hot humid, ragged breathing on my neck, the wet spots on my shoulders,
the awful taste of the tears and snot, I have when I drive home to my wife?

Listen:




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Lyrics by Lucinda Williams: Soldiers Song

I met my enemy today
Baby sends the little one out to play
Enemy shot until my body's down
Baby rides the little one on the merry-go-round

By my post, I'm standin' guard
And baby hopes for roses in the front yard I don't know my enemy's name
Baby takes the little one to the baseball game

I'm on this godforsaken place
Baby washes the dirt off the little one's face
Ten year olds in the killing fields
Baby's planning her weekly meals

Bodies in body ditch
Baby's got a supper to fix
My buddy's got a hole in his head
Baby's got the little one ready for bed

Today I shot my enemy
Baby gives the little one a hug for me
Both my buddies' legs got blown off
Baby tends to the little one's cough

I stare down the barrel of a gun
Baby's goin' out to have some fun
I hear ringin' in my ears
Baby's face is all wet with tears

I hear echoes of shots
Baby's only thinkin' sweet thoughts
Why in the hell did they send me here to fight?
Baby kisses my picture and turns off the light

I can't look my enemy in the eye
Baby tells the little one, "Daddy's gone bye-bye"
Today I took a bullet through the heart
Baby's gonna have to make a brand new start

I met my enemy today
Baby sends the little one out to play
Enemy shot 'til my body's down
Baby rides the little one on the merry-go-round

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