Friday, March 14, 2008


Our AWOL-coward in chief addressed the men and women giving their lives in service to the United States of America today, and told them that war is romantic.

Oh. My. God.

In an attempt to give him the benefit of the doubt, I'm assuming he simply doesn't know what war is. So Mr. President, let me enlighten you.

U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 3978
Reported U.S. Deaths Pending DoD Confirmation: 9
Total 3987

That's pretty bad. Almost four thousand dead. But wait... there's MORE!

Non Mortal Casualties
Wounded - No Medical Air Transport Required 20,416
Wounded - Medical Air Transport Required 8,904
Non-Hostile Injuries - Medical Air Transport Required 8,273
Diseases/Other Medical - Medical Air Transport Required 23,052

Barely comprehensible. And we're still not done.

Self InflictedArmyNavyMarinesAir ForceTotal
Died of Self-Inflicted wounds1184230145

Self inflicted wounds. Hello? One Hundred, Forty Five soldiers, trained to live in hellish conditions, who volunteered to serve their country, who have guns and know how to use them, know how to kill... One Hundred Forty Five of these men and women found the conditions they were forced to live in so intolerable that they took their own lives.

Not counting Iraqis, whom I still consider human, despite all efforts to dehumanize them, and not even counting the "coalition" casualties, because after all, Americans count more than anyone else, right? Not counting the impact of the deaths and injuries on the families of these soldiers, who now have to struggle financially because of the programs that our generous Republican administration have cut. Not counting the cost to the productivity of our nation because of the loss of these motivated, well trained people. Not counting the debt we've amassed, or the cost of the degradation of our reputation among the countries of the world. There's such cost involved in this mess called Iraq that isn't counted; but even without all that... the casualties alone are enough to illustrate the cost of war.

Sir, only in your warped perception of reality can war be called romantic. Most of us in the reality based community think war is obscene.

The statistics cited above can be found at Iraq Coalition Casualties and should be on everyone's daily read.


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