Tuesday, March 06, 2007

9 More Young Men Dead

On Monday, a day I spent in meetings and on the telephone, 9 American soldiers died north of Baghdad. The description of the day is even more disturbing for how qualified it is - "the deadliest single day for U.S. troops in Iraq in nearly a month."

Not the war, not the year, not even the month. "Nearly a month".

I don't want to argue a broader point here. Go hence with your struggle about whether the war is right or wrong, or if we should surge or pull out, or whatever.

9 more young American men died while the rest of us went on about our business. That's enough to think about. Or too much to think about.

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Blogger Spyder said...

Our government has lied to us (Libby & others...); they have tortured (Guantanamo Bay & other places) and have depleted this country of its young & brave soldiers. We could have used them after Katrina hit. Our government isn't giving our soldiers the proper care they deserve. Who needs terrorist to scare the Hell out of you when we have our Republican government!

3/06/2007 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's even sadder is that we have the fear mongering, dare I say, ridiculous media - and the most popular videos on CNN are regarding a dog attack, K-Fed and pot. humph!

3/07/2007 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Rabble Rouser said...

And a hundred people dies on the highways of America.

And 3,000 babies were aborted.

And 40 people died in KC Metro area hospitals, an average day.

And you all go about your business.

3/09/2007 5:19 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Rabble -

I have no idea what point you're trying to make. I could make a guess, but I hope I'm mistaken.

3/09/2007 6:37 AM  
Blogger opit said...

One point that always stuns me is that there is not more resistance to the deployment of the National Guard.
A force dedicated to Homeland Security is literally "Missing in Action" : chasing a chimera in the Middle East quicksand.
Isn't the disgrace of what happens to patriots injured in the service of their country - no matter how misguided the assignment - an even greater ongoing tragedy ?

3/09/2007 10:24 PM  

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