Friday, September 02, 2005

worn out

At the risk of sounding terribly self-centered, I'm bone-wearingly tired right now. Katrina's aftermath is horrific enough, from the damage to the looters. The war in Iraq (am I the only one bothered by the president being able to declare war, despite what the Constitution says to the contrary?) continues. Quite honestly, I don't think the administration or the congress know what to do about either, politics aside.

Now, though, we get the two tragedies combined, as the analysts worry about the over-extention of National Guard troops and the possibility of keeping troops in the South for many months. I cannot wrap my understanding around what will happen to the thousands of displaced people without a place to go and understand why the mayor of Dallas feels the same way.

I'm clinging to faith that God has all of this in hand.

1 comment:

Bartleby said...

No, you're definitely not the only one who's bothered that Bush was able to start a war without a constitutional declaration of same. Of course, that doesn't make the Wee Emperor unique amongst modern presidents. The last constitutional declaration of war was in late 1941 ... and there's been very little peace since.