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The hardest pill to swallow...

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The hardest pill to swallow is that blatent refusal of the administration to be held accountable to the same standards that it is demanding of the rest of the world. (One example: Bush refuses to allow potential U.S. perpetrators to be brought before a world court; but threatens Iraqi military that they will be brought to trial as war criminals.)

The hardest pill to swallow is that we’re being lied to. (I always assumed we were being lied to in the past, but somewhat trusted that it was for our own good.)

The hardest pill to swallow is that the administration is using 9/11 fear emotions and dare us not to support this war lest we somehow devalue that loss.

The hardest pill to swallow is that beyond present situation, this administration has adopted a policy to act pre-emptively anywhere in the world (alone if necessary), at any time – completely isolating us from cooperative global foreign policy discourse.

The hardest pill to swallow is that while we can go to war alone, but we can’t make peace alone. (I hope Bush understands this, but I think he thinks he can impose sheer force of will.)

The hardest pill to swallow is that the chess pieces on this board are real human lives, their’s and our’s.

The hardest pill to swallow is still how little I really know or understand... and how helpless I feel.

-mbe