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Brian Baird Cares

February 20, 2009

Congressman Brian Baird has taken yet another trip, to inform us of the death and destruction of brown people.

Representative Baird spoke these powerful words, “The amount of physical destruction and the depth of human suffering here is staggering” said Baird, “Entire neighborhoods have been destroyed, schools completely leveled, fundamental needs such as water, sewer, and electricity facilities have been hit and immobilized. Relief agencies, themselves, have been heavily damaged. The personal stories of children being killed in their homes or schools; of entire families wiped out, and relief workers prevented from evacuating the wounded are heart wrenching. What went on here? And what is continuing to go on, is shocking and troubling beyond words.”

The Congressman continues, “It’s hard for anyone in our country to imagine how it must feel to have a sick child who needs urgent care or is receiving chemotherapy or dialysis, then to be forced to take a needlessly lengthy route, walk rather than drive, and wait in lines as long as two hours simply to get to the hospital. As a health care professional myself, I found this profoundly troubling – no, actually it’s beyond that, it is outrageous.”

You can read more about Brian’s trip, right here.

Baird is talking about Gaza. I find no fault in his outrage and his desire to help. We should be helping the people of Gaza.

I have to wonder though, if Brian’s conscience is nagging at him. Will he be calling for another surge? Read Baird’s words again. Remind you of any other place on the planet? One could use Brian’s own words to describe Iraq, word for fucking word.

The Palestinians do not need confused, grandstanding American politicians, who bring nothing to the table. Neither did the Iraqis.

What’s next Congressman? Will you assist Halliburton in gaining a no-bid contract for the rebuilding of Gaza? Perhaps send in Xe, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, to provide their own brand of “special” security?

With “friends” like you Congressman…

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