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6.14.2005

Flag Day 2005


Latest count: More than 1700 dead Americans, countless Iraqis; more than 12,000 American wounded (many with debilitating brain injury from head wounds), countless Iraqis.

Politicians should not be allowed to wrap themselves in the flag to disguise this cost.

The flag deserves better. We deserve better.

7 Comments:

Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

It is such a shame and waste. I posted on my blog that I used to put up the American flag every year, but this year, it is difficult to find pride in our country.

5:50 PM

 
Blogger actonbell said...

I feel the same way. One of my coworkers was called up months ago, and was back visiting, on leave before he goes back for his final training. He has about another month before he'll probably be sent to wait in Kuwait. I keep hoping that he'll end up not going...

6:01 PM

 
Blogger Jonniker said...

*applause*

7:06 PM

 
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

On the Public TV station we get, they show individual pictures of Americans who have died in this war, along with their name and age. They do this in total silence. It's very effective and moving.

But no one speaks of all the innocents in Iraq who have died. Children, mothers, fathers.

Where is the justice in all of this fightig?

7:46 PM

 
Blogger Atreau said...

When will we ever learn?

8:03 PM

 
Anonymous Prim said...

Sadly, I must agree.

1:37 AM

 
Anonymous mamiesb said...

I keep an ongoing blog where I mention any "Friday night news dump" stories -- news that is generally bad and thus released on Friday evenings, when folks aren't paying attention. I mentioned recently that Fox news has stopped updating its' "fallen heroes" page -- evidently too time-consuming. And of course, the nonmilitary Americans are seldom mentioned at all.

This government no longer speaks for me (or many of my friends and family). I can't even say how unspeakably sad that fact makes me.

Thanks for posting this.

3:46 PM

 

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