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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Anti-Humanitarian

MoDo the Dragon Lady Returns: "Cindy Sheehan, a 48-year-old Californian with a knack for P.R., says she will camp out in the dusty heat near the ranch until she gets to tell Mr. Bush face to face that he must pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq. Her son, Casey, a 24-year-old Army specialist, was killed in a Sadr City ambush last year."

"It's getting harder for the president to hide from the human consequences of his actions and to control human sentiment about the war by pulling a curtain over the 1,835 troops killed in Iraq; the more than 13,000 wounded, many shorn of limbs; and the number of slain Iraqi civilians - perhaps 25,000, or perhaps double or triple that. More people with impeccable credentials are coming forward to serve as a countervailing moral authority to challenge Mr. Bush." [NYT]

Herbert: "Specialist Craig Peter Olander Jr. has the look of a mischievous kid, except that his eyes sometimes telegraph that they've seen too much. And there's a weariness that tends to slip into his voice that seems unusual for someone just 21 years old. Killing can do that to a person." [NYT]

These articles are both excellent looks into what the war is REALLY costing us. It's more than just a poll number, or a number that we (rarely) hear on the news, it's the HUMAN cost of the war...2,100 coalition soldiers dead...15,000 US soldiers severely wounded...over 100,000 Iraqi civilians dead...

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