Post 911

What does it say about our society and culture that since 1991, a World-Trade-Center’s worth of Iraqi children continue to die every month as a direct result of the crimes against humanity perpetrated under the direction of the last three Presidents of the United States? What does this fact mean to each and every person in this nation-state who pays annual taxes, the largest portion of which goes to the ongoing expansion of the United States military? As tax-paying members of the United States, can we reconcile our culpability for these Iraqi deaths with the deaths of people one year ago in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania?

~ David Ratcliffe