Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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!

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Blogger David Goldenberg said...

Reuters March 12:


The Pew Research Center reported on Wednesday that the U.S. public’s awareness of the number of American military fatalities in Iraq has fallen sharply over the last few months, underscoring the waning interest in the war ahead of November’s presidential election.

Only 28 percent of adults now can correctly say that approximately 4,000 Americans have died in the Iraq war, the nonprofit research group said.


11:52 AM  
Anonymous Cindy Lou said...

Who's more likely to stop the war, Hillary or Obama? I say Hillary can handle the generals and the decisions far better.

12:30 PM  
Blogger David Goldenberg said...

Uhhhhhh--Cindy Lou--
Who knows which one can do anything right now as long as they keep bashing each other instead of teaming up and going after McCain. Politics is for politicians--us dems could use a real LEADER right about now, and that guy is not running because he's too busy with global warming.

My kind of hero would put personal aspirations aside and bow to the other candidate for the good of the party, which of course is for the good of the country. Every day--every minute--Obama and Hillary keep up the contest is another vote(s) for McCain, which, unless you're OK with warmongering and throwing taxpayer cash down the bottomless drain of foriegn occupation, is bad for the country.

We the people voted in the democratic congress last time to stop the Iraq occupation--I'm not so sure any candidate will extricate us from Iraq as soon as we would all like, because of the immense intimidation the military can put on a civilian government about letting down your guard etc...but arguing who can do it better continues the same self-defeating nonsense that the democrats are so good at as is--like Pogo said, the enemy is us.

8:23 PM  

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