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May 25, 2007


Wylie Kinson

I was imagining 50,000-60,000. When I got to your figure, all I could do is stare in disbelief.

This is going to be one of those 'history book moments' when our grandchildren lower their heads in shame... Oh, our ignorant, unintelligent, war-mongering forefathers... tsk tsk. Thank God (or Allah) we're better.


I just want to say I agree with you completely. I am a member of the Declaration of Peace, and wish we all were. if you are interested in checking it out.

However, you said it in such a way that many more people might "get it". Great Job.


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Susan Helene Gottfried

I wish there was a way out of this mess that would even begin to solve some of the ugliness that this situation has bred...

Thanks for posting this; it's a good read on Memorial Day -- maybe it's not ONLY the American soldiers we should be thinking of today.


on the beach in Santa Monica they have this replica of Arlington Cemetary with crosses in the sand. as I was standing there, I heard a kid asking his dad:
so, how many people died in this war? it says 655,000 here on the board?
and the father replied: yes, BUT these are Iraqis. look at THIS number, 3,444 of our troops were killed...
then I said to my friend, loud enough for the man to hear: Iraqis are people, too, you know. I bet they would love to have a long happy weekend with their families, like we do.

the guy with the kid have me a nasty look, probably assuming that I am a unpatriotic bitch (I look like any white American chick, after all)...

a large portion of the American public doesn't care if non-Americans die, because one American life is apparently more precious that a bunch of Iraqis. with an attitude like that it can't be difficult to "mislead" the public to support the war.


I agree with Europosh, I hate that kind of attitude, which is very prevalent in the British media. A life is a life, whether British, American, Afghan or Iraqi.

Sophisticated Writer

Yeah, they must be very proud. This was a ruthless barbaric war. Why war? I mean who the hell are you fighting there? Isn't Saddam now gone (executed in a barbaric way)?

Oh and by the way, have you found the weapons of mass destruction yet?

And what about the innocent Iraqi civilians.. I've already known this number, Nicholas. Just imagine if we were them for one day... the terror, agony...

And this will not stop terror, as you say. It will escalate because Iraqis are frustrated and American soldiers will go home messed up, knowing they were killing innocent people and engaging in a useless war.

God Be with all of us!

Terrific post.

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