Monday, May 21, 2007

Minus Seven

We have seven fewer soldiers than we did. Yesterday seven more of our soldiers were killed in Iraq in this experiment we call spreading democracy. The newest part of the experiment, the “surge” didn’t work for these seven. How many more must die before reality comes before pride? How many more must we lose before it’s okay to say we lost?

16 Comments:

Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Ummmmm, we have our hands full obsessing oner American "idle." Methinks a silent coup has taken place.

May 21, 2007 3:39 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

did ya see the pics of the troups looking for those lost guys? Who counts the bodies lost to the war? was supposed to be 55 Iraqui lost also??

May 21, 2007 5:27 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Yeah it was 15 total for the weekend bringing the total to the month to 71. It insanity.

May 21, 2007 5:39 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

It's incredibly frustrating to me...

May 21, 2007 5:41 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

It's definately time for Country Joe's Fish Cheer:

Gimme an F
Gimme a U
Gimme a C
Gimme a K

And follow up with a variation on "I feel like I'm fixin to die" rag.

May 21, 2007 6:44 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

Yes, we are killing thme softly with our indifference. The surge requires that they go out on the streets more, and more are getting killed.

May 21, 2007 6:45 AM  
Anonymous KathyR said...

This is my fourth crack at a comment. I keep typing something about when it will be over and I keep deleting it.

I give up. I don't know when it will be over. Maybe never. Maybe after we say something like "clearly you Iraqi folks can't get your act together -- not our fault-- see ya."

When will it be over for the Iraqi people? Maybe not in any of their lifetimes.

Nice work, huh?

May 21, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

There doesn't seem to be any number high enough to finally be enough for our murderous president and his henchmen. Their profits are worth the cost in blood. That's all.

May 21, 2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

Three soldiers get kidnapped and it seems to be big news. Seven get killed and its just another part of the body count. Why are we so disconnected from the horror of all these deaths. Seven astronauts die and we have a national day of mourning. 33 college students get mowed down we mourn for a week. 3400 soldiers get killed in a pointless war and nobody seems to care.

May 21, 2007 8:04 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

It's not how many, it's "who". Once members of the Bush family et al. have to start serving there and start dying....we're going to start seeing deadlines.

May 21, 2007 10:02 AM  
Blogger Bobby Bittman said...

How are ya?

So whadya get if you mix surge with purge? Iraq, that's what.

May 21, 2007 10:48 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

EEEGads, I missed reading your post early in the morning - traveling. I don't think anyone supporting this war even knows people are dying. They are too busy counting their big bucks.

May 21, 2007 1:56 PM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

I do wonder if this will be an end to America's binge-suge cycle.

As a country, I think we will have to get much more resourceful in the future. We've waisted much too many lives, money, and resources for no reason.

May 21, 2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

This is the reason I am in a sour mood - got to waxing poetry over at my location, if you dare pop over PoP et al...

blog on friends.

May 21, 2007 4:46 PM  
Blogger Naj said...

Let's look at the positive aspect of this war, shall we?

At least we have learned how to train the local faction to kill eachother, instead of getting our hands bloodied. and our model has proven the principle theory!

Skeptic?

See, now we know how to have libanese kill the palestinians; the Palestinians kill the palestinians ...

In the LONG run, this will pay, as all the "threats" to our "freedom" will have killed eachother; and we will happily go about planting our spring flowers!

Cheerios!

May 21, 2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I like this post it is quick and to the point.

May 21, 2007 8:06 PM  

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