Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Heroes & Coward
Alicia Colon's excellent piece in the NY SUN Heroes & Cowards is worth reading. I hate to say, "It's a must read," but it really is...
Here's a clip:
"The total military dead in the Iraq war between 2003 and this month stands at about 3,133. This is tragic, as are all deaths due to war, and we are facing a cowardly enemy unlike any other in our past that hides behind innocent citizens. Each death is blazoned in the headlines of newspapers and Internet sites. What is never compared is the number of military deaths during the Clinton administration: 1,245 in 1993; 1,109 in 1994; 1,055 in 1995; 1,008 in 1996. That's 4,417 deaths in peacetime but, of course, who's counting?"
Pray for our brave troops because the cowards are in charge of the pursestrings.