October 26, 2005
In one way, the Army is correct in putting out the word that the death of number 2,000 is not a milestone. But the Army is correct for the wrong reason. They would like us to focus on "Iraqi Freedom" rather than the death of two thousand young men and women.
Before the invasion I spoke at a rally and urged the president to imagine standing at graveside with mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings, grandparents, uncles, high school classmates and, while there, explaining why the death of the young soldier was justified.
The president must have heard me because he didn't go to even one graveside service. He and his colleagues were happier in the West Wing, celebrating his electoral victory. Do they ever think about number 2,000 or number 651 or number 790? I don't think so, and for that we should weep for America.
post a letter about this blog »