Here's a post from Mother's Day 2004, when we'd just learned that members of the Idaho National Guard would be mobilized for duty in Iraq:
At a time like this, when we see war siphoning off so many people from our neighborhoods, we ask: How do we honor these people's commitment to serve us while continuing to express our anger at the policies and decisions that put them in harm's way? We must do both - and we must continue to resist the right-wingers who say it's impossible to support the troops without supporting Bush's policy of preemptive, unnecessary war. So today, I pray for the moms of the soldiers and the moms who are soldiers. I pray for the moms of Iraq, who have lost so many of their own children these past 14 months. Finally, and most fervently, I pray for an end to an administration whose rash, ideological agenda is making a mockery of the sort of freedom Americans really stand for.
More here. I'll be back posting live within a day or two.