3,000 American civilians killed on 9/11/2001
107,417 Iraqi civilians killed in retribution for those deaths
We’ve stacked up 34.13900 Iraqui corpses for every American killed in the 9/11 attacks. Those are just the noncombatant civilians.
That does not account for the civilians killed in Afghanistan.
Although I’m not Christian, my country identifies itself as a Christian one.
Those are not the numbers of a Christian country.
Those are not numbers that speak of Christian values.
Those numbers represent the actions of barbarians.
I am an atheist.
My values say that it isn’t okay to seek revenge out of anger.
It isn’t okay to treat violence with exponential violence.
I believe that crimes should not go unpunished.
But I also believe in punishing the people who actually committed the crimes.
Not their families.
Their entire fucking country.
107,417 Iraqi people have paid for a crime they did not commit.
So what we’ve done is commit a crime against the Iraqi people.
All of us are responsible for that crime.
So maybe today, while you mourn your personal losses, you will also mourn the Iraqi people who have been terrorized, torn apart, exploded, and annihilated because our country got mad.