January 22, 2007

Because the president cares about the living

*warning, the following post has images that are graphic*

"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore," by John Prine, is a song I heard on the radio for the first time yesterday. In a sad way, it was fitting, especially:

But your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.
They're already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don't like killin'
No matter what the reason's for,
And your flag decal won't get you
Into Heaven any more.

As President Bush declared yesterday National Sanctity of Human Life Day, I wrote a response. All of the words are from his message and the photos were first collected by others and added mainly by Plutonium Page. I've changed some of the photos, since I had this idea myself, but Plutonium Page did it much better so I've just added my work to his. The message by the President can be found here.

National Sanctity of human life, a photo essay.

America was founded on the principle that we are all endowed by our Creator with the right to life and that every individual has dignity and worth.

(AP photo)

National Sanctity of Human Life Day helps foster a culture of life and reinforces our commitment to building a compassionate society that respects the value of every human being.

(AP photo)

National Sanctity of Human Life Day serves as a reminder that we must value human life in all forms, not just those considered healthy, wanted, or convenient.

(AP Photo)

I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.

(AP photo)

Brian Turner
"The Hurt Locker"

Nothing but the hurt left here.
Nothing but bullets and pain
and the bled out slumping
and all the fucks and goddamns
and Jesus Christs of the wounded.
Nothing left here but the hurt.

Caring for the Wounded in Iraq, a photo essay

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