It is another morning encased in fog and bird song.
I read the book Inside the Wire last night. It is by Erik Saar and Viveca Novak. It is "A Military Intelligence Soldier's Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantanamo." Erik arrives there, a wide-eyed believer in the United States and our good, and he is ready to work. He believes in the military model and has gone with his family to church every Sunday of his life. He certainly believes we need to deal with the "terrorists," but that is not what Guantanamo is about, and we all know it. Bush and Gonzales have gone against everything moral and ethical, and there is no military order, discipline, or intelligence, and no one involved feels good about it or themselves. It is another sobering book on just how badly this administration has allowed this country to go astray. It is sad to see how much this administration has been done to negatively affect this country around the world. It will be a long build-up back when they are gone.
Friends of mine were recently traveling in Greece. They said the people there do separate the people here from our government, and they were well-treated. May we deserve and earn that as we tilt this country back, and stop violating the human rights of others, and again, honoring the Geneva Convention, as we want it honored for ourselves and our soldiers. It is unfathomable what has happened under this administration.
Also, I had not realized we send a $4000.00 check to Castro each year for the use of the land at Guantanamo, and each year he tears up the check. Well, of course. Isn't $4000.00 a wee bit insulting? We certainly spend money there, even though nothing is being accomplished. Halliburton continues to make out like the bandits they are.
It is an odd way to start a Tuesday after Memorial Day perhaps, and yet, we need to stay feisty and peacefully bring our country back.
I continue to read of how a certain number of meditators affect the crime rate in an area. It is a day to be peace within, and stretch it out, like an expandable bag, suitcase, purse. Unfold! See the peace you cultivate within spread like pollen on the wind.