3000 GIs KIA in Iraq.
22032 GIs wounded in Iraq.
52297 Civilians killed in Iraq.
And unfortunately, there appears to be no end in sight.
Meanwhile, W continues to feign grief for political reasons:
"The president believes that every life is precious and grieves for each one that is lost," said White House spokesman Scott Stanzel. "He will ensure their sacrifice was not made in vain."Here, we see the standard propaganda catapult reply where the Whitehouse attempts to use dead GIs to lever their agenda. Moreover, simply because the latest presidential spokesmodel says the president grieves doesn't make it so, now does it?
Tears of the parents who have lost their son or daughter to the slaughter speaks volumes:
“It was the type of injury you rarely recover from; in past wars you wouldn’t have gotten out of theater,” said his father, Bill Hess, a Boeing engineer and retired Air Force man. “So that was a blessing, that he could talk to us. He mouthed words and we were able to say we loved him. There is a lot to be said for that.”
Unfortunately, I don't have a more uplifting post for the new year.
Blog on friends, blog on all.