Iraq invasion - five years later | Street Jazz

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Iraq invasion - five years later

Posted By on Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Five years ago Tracy and I were in New Orleans, just prior to our glorious invasion of Iraq. She was there to attend a  conference, and I - being the eternal sightseer - came along for the ride.

As I was waiting for her to come put of her session for the day, I watching a peace demonstration outside the conference center, and found myself in conversation with a fellow in a wheelchair, who was also waiting for his wife to come out of the same session.

Anticipating the president's speech on television that night, I expressed my opinion that going into Iraq would be a disaster.

Looking at me with what I felt at the time was undisguised contempt, he said, “It’ll be a cake walk, just like last time.” With that, he moved himself away.

I wonder how he feels now?


Brenda Moossy - a community responds

Around $8,000 raised at at the benefit for Brenda Moossy yesterday. This is why we live in Fayetteville, my friends.

In a previous blog, one of the numbers was off in the address to send donations to. Here is the correct address.

OPWC (Ozark Poets and Writers Collective)
P.O. Box 3717
Fayetteville, AR 72702-3217


From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Richard S. Drake

Most Shared

  • Take yourself there: Mavis Staples coming to LR for Central High performance

    Gospel and R&B singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, who has been inspiring fans with gospel-inflected freedom songs like "I'll Take You There" and "March Up Freedom's Highway" and the poignant "Oh What a Feeling" will come to Little Rock for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High.
  • Klan's president

    Everything that Donald Trump does — make that everything that he says — is calculated to thrill his lustiest disciples. But he is discovering that what was brilliant for a politician is a miscalculation for a president, because it deepens the chasm between him and most Americans.
  • On Charlottesville

    Watching the Charlottesville spectacle from halfway across the country, I confess that my first instinct was to raillery. Vanilla ISIS, somebody called this mob of would-be Nazis. A parade of love-deprived nerds marching bravely out of their parents' basements carrying tiki torches from Home Depot.
  • Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

    Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation