Tuesday, August 02, 2005
The Appetite of Aggression Is Never Satisfied
[[M I L E S T O N E]] * Amid conflicting calls to “stay the course” in the disastrous Iraq war, and to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from the country as early as next year, comes a tragic event that never should have occurred: the death of the 2,000th “coalition” soldier fighting to bring order to the post-invasion chaos swirling in Iraq. That figure includes 1,806 American troops (seven of whom were killed earlier today in western Iraq) who’ve died since George W. Bush ordered the attack on Saddam Hussein’s homeland in March 2003.
Is Bush’s slumber still not troubled, either by the realization of what violence and despair he has unleashed upon the Middle East, or at least by a recognition of the unnecessary sadness he has caused the families of the military dead?