Thursday, September 16, 2004
( 9:51 AM )
Not That They'd Say Anything...
If you are watching/listening/reading the media this month, you might guess that 10, even 20 US soldiers and marines have been killed in Iraq. Since the 1000 mark, there simply hasn't been a lot of deaths, right?
In fact, September 2004 is hearding to beat out last April for the bloodiest month since we invaded. We are losing over 3 people a day and in the mere 16 days of this month so far, 47 of ours have been killed. That doesn't include mortally wounded, maimed for life, or emotionally crippled by what they have witnessed. In the same amount of time, the estimates are that civilian Iraqi deaths could be upwards of 15,000 (some european media outlets report it closer to 30,000). Is this what we want our country to be about? Isn't it time to restore some sanity to how we conduct ourselves in the world? Isn't it time to stop killing innocents and stop endangering our own for no purpose?