Thursday, April 10, 2003:

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// 11:43 PM

Tuesday, April 08, 2003:

Kill Saddam? I don't want to kill anyone. Not even a vicious tyrant who has committed horrendous atrocities toward his own countrypeople. I have no thirst for blood.

Other asinine bastards like Idi Amin and Papa Doc were taken out by coup d'etat. Now they live in exile unable to pick up enough steam to cause any more damage to our world.

So I say exile Saddam the Maniac! Exile his bloodthirsty sons! Allow Iraq to begin again, fresh and new. Out of ashes see the phoenix rise.

And hopefully the citizens of the USA can go back to what we were, nonfearful people unharnessed to an alarmist color-code system.


One more thing…I heard this the other day. It is a fresh perspective to my mind…

An Iraqi man said…The United States and Great Britain use 40% of the world's resources. We want them to be here. Without them much of the world would not survive. They buy our goods and give us an income so our countries here and everywhere can thrive.

I have never considered that our Capitalism, our consumerism, actually is good for the world. We buy. In buying and paying outrageous prices for everything we are supporting the planet. Interesting.

// 11:31 PM

Day Twenty-one...Fallen

I'm about to jump ship, go AWOL. All of the war imagery is becoming too much. I am overwhelmed. To that end I will post the last of the paintings. Good Luck!

// 2:03 PM

Monday, April 07, 2003:

Day Twenty...I Heard The News Today, Oh Boy

// 3:24 PM

Day Nineteen...Good Morning Baghdad

// 3:22 PM

Sunday, April 06, 2003:

Day Eighteen...Violated Landscape

// 1:13 AM

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the IRAQI 2003 war depicted in a painting-a-day

With our soldiers, men and women, off to fight for our freedom and the freedom of Iraq, I wanted to do more than attend a demonstration. (I did one last week in Chicago and we were circled by police in riot gear and moved, literally smashed like sardines and moved, to a different area to be controlled. It was very frightening, especially after the recent e2 incident where people were crushed in a crowd. ) I want to know why we are doing this, and to that end I have decided to put my efforts into my art. To paint something, anything, is to get to gain intimate knowledge of it.

I am a war zombie. I watch CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and ABC. I am seeking answers.

I have no taste for blood. It seems to me that an intellectual resolution could have been possible. Squabbling over the fence and threatening to sue doesnâ??t seem to mean much when the other guy is blasting the Iraqi landscape off the map.

I am wishing peace.

P.S. If you would like to know how oil-well fires are put out, check out â??Hellfightersâ?� starring John Wayne playing Red Adair.

P.P.S. When the Afghanistan War happened I kept asking, â??Where is the war coverage?â?� I wonder why there was so much pomp and circumstance with this war? And is this war about terrorism? What did we do in Afghanistan besides blow it up? If you havenâ??t accomplished your first goal (martyring Osama bin Laden) why are we starting a new fight?

P.P.P.S Do you know that in 1991 in a war lead by Bush the Elder, we abandoned the people? And the people were starving, they looted the artifacts from the cradle of civilization, so they could survive. Wealthy people all over the world now have these priceless treasures in their possession. Hopefully they are caring for them so they can be restored to Iraq after this war establishes peace for these people. If you would like to know more about the artifacts, go HERE

Painting Info:

10" x 11"

watermedia & glitter on 100% rag paper