Monday, March 24, 2008

monday reads

The number of United States military personnel killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion five years ago has passed the 4,000 mark.

Joan McDonald believes her son was a casualty of the war in Iraq, but the Army says that while he did suffer a severe head wound in a bomb blast, the cause of his death is undetermined, keeping him off the casualty list.

Hundreds of veterans who gathered outside Washington last weekend to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning to their communities across the country with the goal of stoking resistance to the Iraq war from inside the U.S. military.

Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, How to Disintegrate a City

Paul Krugman: Taming the Beast

Majikthise: Roger Stone, Eliot Spitzer, Miami Velvet, and the FBI

Ann Telnaes
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Mar 24, 2008


Mike Belgrove said...

I'm a Soldier in the U.S. Army and when I heard news of the 4000 death mark I became sick to my stomach. I'm lucky enough to have been to Iraq and return home to my family but so many of my fellow Soldiers have not been as fortunate. And in my heart i feel like every one of those 4000 deaths our president is to be blamed for.

I've opened up a discussion on my blog so I can talk to people and answer their questions and hopefully make people understand that not all military are supporting this war and that every one of those deaths was important and unneeded. I'd like it you'd stop by and toss in your two cents.

I'm all for defending my country but U.S. did not need to be defended from Iraq.

cuddlefish said...

Thank you for speaking out Sergeant. The key is staying informed.

Good luck at WOCS.