Saturday, April 29, 2006

Some Parent’s Child

[[W A R]] * Hard to believe, but it was only six months ago that we reported on the 2,000th U.S. soldier to die in George W. Bush’s Iraq misadventure. Today, we note with sadness that 2,400 have died, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count Web site. (The Department of Defense confirms “only” 2,395 fatalities.) For those of us who don’t have loved ones fighting in Iraq, and have never been involved in military conflict ourselves, it can be hard to comprehend such unnecessary losses and the grief they engender. I envisioned writing something to put these fatalities in perspective, but Steve Young beat me to the punch with his excellent new entry at The Huffington Post.

Too bad that Bush and his chickenhawk Republican supporters in the government aren’t likely to read Young’s posting, too, much less feel the pain they’re inflicting on America’s families by pursuing geopolitical ideals and imperialist goals.

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