I must quickly point out that this is an overall total, at this particular moment the number of detained is said to be around 14,500. Personally I don't put much stock in the numbers, the Defense Department doesn't have much incentive to tell the truth these days, but we can all agree that alot of people have been shaken down by us, a solitary nation. Somehow even this is a relatively minor offense against humanity when you remember that our 911 wounds and the exploitation of those wounds have led us into Iraq?!, where over 2,000 of our soldiers and between 25,000 - 125,000 (who the hell knows, it ain't our business to count these things) Iraqis have been relieved of their mortal coil.
Has your spirit of fear and vengeance been soothed yet? I hope so, because I desperately need a calm and sober mind to explain to me when the peace comes, perhaps I've just been mistaken about what the whole goal of this thing is. How does it really end?
The surprisingly ugly little man behind the curtain answers, "It doesn't... the circle of life/violence. If you ever find yourself so bored that you've already spent 3 hours watching grass grow... check out some history, any of it. Soon you may find that every lesson there is to be learned regarding the conduct of humanity, has already been learned a thousand times over. Somehow every generation believes itself to be the most brilliant that ever lived, so we shall ride the go-round until we jump off."
:: Damian B. 11/16/2005 [+] ::