Wednesday, October 26, 2005


So. 2,000 troops dead.

Sad milestone.

And, according to Bush, to pull out from Iraq now would dishonor the memory of those 2,000 fallen soldiers.

That's like saying we should leave firefighters in a burning building where other firefighters have already died because to pull them out would dishonor the memory of the dead firefighters.

Of course, let's not forget the more than 15,000 troops who have been wounded in the conflict, nearly fifty percent of whom will not be able to return to duty (even if they wanted to in the first place).

I wouldn't mind all this so much if these soldiers had been killed or wounded fighting for a noble cause. But I think it's pretty much been proven that that isn't the case.

So here we are, 2 years, 7 months, and 2,000 flag-draped coffins after the war started, and we are no closer to an end to it than we were when it started.

I truly don't see any way this whole sad situation can end well.

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