Iraq War - 5 Years Too Long, 4 K Too Many
Mike Rosen visited the grave of his friend, Sergeant Michael Carlson, yesterday in a section of Arlington National Cemetery dedicated to US servicemen and women who have lost their lives in Iraq since 2003. That number passed the 4,000 mark Sunday. (WIN McNAMEE/GETTY IMAGES)
We have never been permitted to see the reality of those deaths. Of this horrible war.
War is draining our resources everywhere. Billions for Iraq war seen squeezing food aid.
As the stock market tanks, military suppliers get richer.
And we are haunted by the thoughts of fallen soldiers, in their own words.
I remember sitting on my bed alone in the dark watching Richard Nixon's face fill the TV screen to tell us the War in Vietnam was over. I could only hug myself, tears streaming down my face.
"Peace with honor," Nixon called it. Wrong. A disastrous war. A dishonorable peace.
All these years later, President Bush mouths the same empty platitudes: Bush Says Iraq War Deaths Not in Vain.
I say, ENOUGH!