- "And you look at somebody like that (note: me) and
you think here's somebody who's just trying to find some meaning in her
son's death. And you have to be sympathetic to her. Anybody who has given
a son to this country has made an enormous sacrifice, and you have to be
sympathetic. But enough already."
- ABC Nightly News Anchor, Charles Gibson August 18, 2009
- "Enough already?" Hmmm I don't know Charlie
Gibson and I don't pay any attention to his career, but I seem to agree
with him on this one: "Enough already."
- Enough with the killing, torturing, wounding and profiting
off of the backs of our troops and off of the lives of the people of Iraq-Af-Pak:
as our brothers and sisters in Latin America say: "Basta!"
- Somehow, I don't think that this is what Charlie Gibson
meant, though. I am sure that he just wants me to go away like most of
the rest of the anti-war movement has done under the Obama presidency.
- One of the things I hear quite often from people from
all over the political spectrum is: "Why don't you just go away, you've
had your 15 minutes of fame."
- Yes, that's exactly what I thought as soon as I heard
that my son was killed in the US's illegal and immoral war in Iraq: "this
is a perfect opportunity to get my 15 minutes of fame." Actually,
after I slowly recovered from the shock and horror, the pain always remains,
I thought that I had to do everything I can to end this nightmare so other
mothers/families wouldn't have to go through what I was going through and
what I am going through.
- I certainly am not the anchor of a major network news
show, but last time I checked, people are still dying at a heartrending
clip in Iraq-Af-Pak.
- If my goal was "15 minutes of fame," I could
have gone quietly away a long time ago. I started because I wanted the
wars to end, and I will figure I can go away when the wars endbut when
is that going to be? In my lifetime, probably not.
- I am cutting my writing-staycation short to head to Martha's
Vineyard because I think the new titular head of the empire needs to know
that his policies are devastating people as much as the same policies did
when Bush was president.
- I would rather be able to go away and spend the rest
of my life worshipping my grandchildren, writing, reading, resting, and
doing humanitarian work where I am needed.
- I wish the wars would go away, but they aren't going
away if we the people don't get more militantly insistent.