Tuesday, May 08, 2007

This Just In...War STILL On.

Thanks a lot, George. Thanks for embroiling our great nation in an unwinnable, unnecessary tussle with countries that have been fighting for thousands of years WITHOUT OUR HELP. Thanks for your frequent use of the word, "CRUSADE," a real popular word with the Middle East going back to, um, OH, The Crusades. Thanks for poaching young American men and women from poor urban and rural communities and sending them overseas so that if they come back and have enough limbs they can get that college degree you promised them. Thanks for the costliest war in our history behind World War II.

Thanks for NOTHING.

Click here to listen to Dirk Powell's recording of Poor Soldier while you scan these likely already outdated stats. The ticker below is just US GIs. We will never, ever be able to accurately pinpoint the number of casualties on all sides, including the long-term damage done to the Iraqi people, what's left of them, anyway.

American Military Casualties in Iraq

Since war began (3/19/03):
3378 total
2770 in combat
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) (the list)
3239 total
2662 in combat
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03):
Footnote: How long ago was this? I hadn't even moved out of my X's house yet.
2913 total
2464 in combat
Since Handover (6/29/04):
2519 total
2137 in combat
Since Election (1/31/05):
1941 total
1874 in combat

Sources: DoD, CentCom, MNF, and iCasualties.org


At May 09, 2007 4:48 PM, Blogger MichaelBains said...

{sighhh} Ya know, I'm glad the pic made me laugh before reality came along with all its gory grimness.

War is bad enough. Bu$hCo's is the worst kind though cuz it merely perpetuates what it's ostensibly supposed to stop.

Is a sad song indeed, but nicely done.

At May 09, 2007 8:54 PM, Blogger Mando Mama said...

Truly war has long been a part of the world's history, but this is just sheer stupidity.

The sad, hopeless tune conveys how I feel about sending our young people over there. I don't think there is a song on earth to convey the unbearable loss of human life altogether.

At May 09, 2007 9:12 PM, Blogger Blueberry said...

I think that this war will never end, even if we manage to get out of there.

At May 10, 2007 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preach it, girl!



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