The war has started. Frankly the only thing left to do is pray for a quick finish. This is clearly no more futile than protesting about it (for those of us who are believers, it might make a difference – for those of you who aren’t – do you really think your protests will turn Bush and Blair off the current road).
People are dying. This is not good. Bush says that he’s sending humanitarian aid into Iraq. Good. Lets hope it includes lots of those medicines allegedly “denied” to Iraqi hospitals by UN sanctions. I don’t really care who is right – the right who claim that Saddam’s officials where siphoning off the goodies, or the left who claim sanctions are to blame. Its not relevant to the child who can’t get the drugs he needs.
On the subject of being a believer, which I am, I just reflected on the use of a certain expletive below. There’s little doubt I swear too much, though I am cutting down and it’s got to the stage where certain blasphemies are really starting to get to me. I dunno if it’s the seminary training getting to me in the end or what – but it really does start to bug when people use “Jesus” as a swear word.
On a more geeky level – this is the week when finally we redesign the network. Maybe. If the first link works and we can get the second one up we could be sucking diesel as they say. Or something.