Saturday, January 17, 2004

Dying to tell the story

"There are some who feel like, that conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is: Bring them on. We got the force necessary to deal with the situation." - President George W. Bush

Today the american casualty numbers reached beyond the milestone of 500 dead, bringing the total to 501 dead american soldiers.

Since the american led invasion of Iraq started March 20 2003, there have also been 56 British soldiers, five Bulgarian soldiers, one Danish soldier, 17 Italian soldiers, two Polish soldiers, eight Spanish soldiers, two Thai soldiers and one Ukrainian soldier, killed in the war (current as of January 16, 2004).

And how do we even begin to count the Iraqi civilians killed in this invasion/occupation/conquest? 9000? 10,000? More? The world has questioned these actions in Iraq repeatedly, isn't it time for americans to say enough is enough? How many more years are the american people prepared to die and kill in Iraq? Another Presidential term? Until all the oil is gone? Until they aren't afraid anymore?

"The most successful war seldom pays for its losses."
- Thomas Jefferson

Bring them home now!

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