I don't think this link will work much longer but I saw a great debate between John Bolton and Tony Benn and others on the BBC's Question Time. Tony Benn's speaking in general was very passionately opposed to war as expected (“There is no moral difference between a suicide bomber and a stealth bomber; both kill innocent people for political reasons”), but he made an important point I think about forced regime change in Iraq that puts it into an interesting context:
Could apartheid have been solved by bombing Pretoria? And as a follow up, if Nelson Mandela had all the white leaders killed when he got power, would there be any chance of peace in South Africa?
The idea of bombing South Africa in the name of civil rights is of course ludicrous to pretty much everyone reading this I'm guessing. The question is why… My theory? Muslim power is a lot scarier than white power to the average Westerner. Obviously there's a lot more to it than that, but I think people have genuine difficulty relating to or imagining the day to day life of someone living in the Middle East, so it's easier for them to go along with atrocities against them even advertising dollars are spent figuring out how to market those atrocities.
Other than that, same-old-same-old… I wake up not knowing whether I want to lie there screaming or whether I want to lie there sobbing. But, I'm better at whining online than whining in real life, so I don't do either. I wake up, roll through whatever series of suicidal fantasies my brain's cooked up as the easy way out of this pain, and try and make them as nonsensical as I know objectively they are.