A LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ(Oops, almost forgot to HT Glenn... like he needs it... when's the last time he linked to me, eh? Only when I whore myself out for his benefit... he's lucky I'm too lazy to hit the backspace key a few times.)
We want to express our heartfelt apology and deep sorrow over our government's invasion and continued occupation of your country. We are painfully aware of the enormous suffering it has caused - the killing, wounding, and harassment of so many Iraqi children and adults; the deaths and injuries to combatants on all sides; and the destruction of Iraqi infrastructures leaving millions without adequate water or power, homes or food.
Please know that we who have signed this letter and countless other Americans are deeply opposed to this aggression that has been carried out in our names.
We understand that words of sorrow and apology are not enough, and that as people of the United States we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to peacefully pressure our government to stop this war, end the occupation, make full reparations, and work in cooperation with the Iraqi people to repair the terrible damage that the war and occupation have caused. We pledge to you that we will make every effort to live up to this responsibility.
Finally, we want you to know that it is our sincere desire to live in peace with the people of Iraq. We believe it is possible for relations between our two countries to be based on honest and respectful dialog, a willingness to resolve our conflicts by nonviolent means, and a shared commitment to our common humanity and the sacredness of all life.
The American Left
P.S., Once John Kerry gets elected we'll be sure to have Saddam released and back in power ASAP.]