<\body> Stories in America: 2,000 Dead Soldiers

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

2,000 Dead Soldiers

Bush gave a speech today to military wives at Bolling Air Force Base in Washingon, DC, but failed to mention the mounting death toll. Instead, he repeated the same stale talking points:

"Each loss of life is heartbreaking, and the best way to honor the sacrifice of our fallen troops is to complete the mission and lay the foundation of peace by spreading freedom."

Check out photographer Paul Fusco's moving tribute to the 2,000 soldiers who have died in a war that shouldn't have happened in the first place.


At 10/25/2005 3:36 PM, Blogger Khakra said...

The people in the photographic tribute say what Bush couldn't. Thanks for the link, and good to see you back!

At 10/25/2005 10:15 PM, Blogger Timmer said...

It is a time to honor our heroic dead - and to recommit to the cause for which they fell.

As President Bush said today "We didn't ask for this war." I say, like our grandparents in the so-called "greatest generation," let's rise to this challenge...and let's finish it. If not for ourselves, then for our kids. And for those who have fallen.

YES, some mistakes were made - in war there are ALWAYS tragic mistakes and unforseen turns and twists. But ours is a righteous and noble cause - and in less than three years, "mountains have been moved," - schools and hospitals built, elections held and 50 million have been liberated.

The only thing "pointless" is the ill-conceived argument that we suddenly leave Iraq and dishonor the sacrifices of our honored dead.

At 10/26/2005 9:38 AM, Anonymous optruth said...

"We didn't ask for this war."

Who is he kidding? Bush started it. Iraq posed no threat to America.

Do you know what Iraq looked like before we bombed it? It was a beautiful country with incredible architecture. We should've gotten Saddam back in the early 90s. We did not have to kill thousands of innocent Iraqis and Americans.

Timmer, when is it finished?

At 10/27/2005 10:25 AM, Blogger benjibopper said...

Yeah, I'm quite certain it was the American government that asked for this war, not Iraqis.


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