August 8, 2007
We don't learn very much when the Pentagon releases the names of our precious young soldiers killed in Iraq. We will never know how they died. Just ask Mrs. Tillman. Maybe saving a friend's life, possibly holding a wounded child, or in prayer. We know they are dead.
We learn their age, rank, home town and that's about it; 3,668 so far, according to the brass. And if they died in alphabetical order, the way they are listed in the little box in the paper, Dustin Wakeman, 25-year-old from Fort Worth was number 3,668. But we know they don't die in alphabetical order so maybe Daniel Reyes, 24, from San Diego was 3,688. Does it matter? Does anyone care in Congress? I'm sure some do but why, then, are we continuing this fiasco? Why is Congress and the Iraqi Parliament on a one-month vacation? We pay them well. Why don't they stay at work until this absurd nightmare is over?
Cost of War tells us the U.S. has spent $450 billion on the "war" or is it a war? That is the equivalent of 7.8 million teachers pay for one year.
I'm eager to hear Cindy Sheehan, Jeremy Scahill, Laura Flanders and Jim Hightower's views at Bob Fest. I'm increasingly frustrated. You?
Keith Olberman and the AFL-CIO are to be congratulated. Good show in Chicago. Intelligent and relevant questions. For my money, John Edwards had the best night but the pundits seem on the Hillary express. Your thoughts please.
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