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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

U.S. death toll in Iraq campaign reaches 2,000

This is a sad news story. An Army spokeman, Lt.-Col. Steve Boylan had this to say about the 2,000th US soldier dying from the Iraq conflict:
"It is an artificial mark on the wall set by individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives."
With all due respect SIR! The life of every one of these men and women was precious. Every single one was some parent's little boy or little girl. Many loved their own little boys and girls. Every one had stories, plans, people in his or her life. Every single one deserved to live and not to die in a conflict founded on lies, waged within lies and certainly set in place by 'individuals or groups with specific agendas and ulterior motives'.

Lt. Colonel SIR! You should be ashamed to have to be a spokesperson for such an unfeeling Commander in Chief. My heart goes out to the 2,000th casualty, Staff Sgt. George Alexander, to the 1,999 before him and to those souls who are lining up in your dirty war to be the next to die.

I don't write this as a pacifist, but as a son of a Major General and grandson of two WWI veterans, both wounded.

This link leads to a sad, thoughtful moment.

"artificial mark"??? What IS that?

What was it MM said in Fahrenheit 911 about not squandering the lives of those who step up and volunteer to serve our country?
I wonder what 'wall' he's talking about too? Maybe it's the wall with the map that shows all the weapons of mass destruction!
You planted this seed in my head, and then it got watered, and now I have a blooming rant....

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