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Bush Administration, Iraq War

Thomas Schaller, “Hear the silence of Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery.”

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  1. erinyes  •  Dec 27, 2006 @6:35 pm

    A sobering thought:
    Assuming a soldier stands 5.5′ tall, if our war dead were laid end to end, the distance would be approx 3 miles
    Assuming an average height of 5.5′ for each Iraqi killed in this war,
    laid end to end the length is over 670 miles.
    What a waste of humanity.

  2. Swami  •  Dec 28, 2006 @12:38 am

    I wonder how far a half trillon dollars in single dollar bills put end to end would reach?… Saturn? Maybe I was stoned the day I thought I heard it, but I recall Wolfowitz saying that the Iraqi cakewalk/slamdunk, pie in the sky invasion was only going to cost us 10 billion dollars at the high end.

  3. Lynne  •  Dec 28, 2006 @8:11 am

    Thanks, Barbara for directing me to that article.

  4. Mat Conly  •  Dec 28, 2006 @1:20 pm

    What is so good about the article? Do we need it to remind ourselves that the lives of many men and a few women are being wrongfully extinguished so that a demented president can attempt to justify the unjustifiable war? How so Vietnamish. Political considerations now determine if our troops who took an oath to defend the country and not the legacy of President Bush will live or die. Like Vietnam the generals will call for more troops. Our generals – so unlike the generals of earlier days who were involved in leading the troops in combat but now arm chair the war from safety.

  5. Swami  •  Dec 28, 2006 @6:37 pm

    Do we need it to remind ourselves that the lives of many men and a few women are being wrongfully extinguished so that a demented president can attempt to justify the unjustifiable war?

    Yes we do. We as citizens have a sacred duty and moral obligation to value the lives of our service members and to insure that their lives aren’t squandered foolishly on causes that have nothing to do with defending America.. How Vietnamish?…Well, what did 58,000 men and women die for in Vietnam?… Can anybody answer that question?..NO And it will be the same for Iraq.. because, we the people are allowing it. A reminder doesn’t hurt.

  6. Sachem515  •  Dec 28, 2006 @9:09 pm

    It is shameful that we sneak our dead into Dover without paying them the respect they are due. It doesn’t cost us less to hide the dead. Quite the opposite.