Wednesday, October 26, 2005

War's a Bitch

Sadly, we have another milestone in Iraq. 2,000 American soldiers killed. I’m not hyping the number in some ghoulish attempt to show Bush how destructive his war has been. It’s just that we as a people tend to ignore things until they reach a number divisible by five or ten. Then we think about it for a day. Let’s remember who has lost the most in all of this, and it’s not Scooter Libby.

Unless of course you are in the military leadership. They’d like us to forget.

The spokesman for the American-led multinational force called on news organizations not to look at the 2,000 death as a milestone in the conflict. Lt. Col. Steve Boylan described 2,000 figure as an "artificial mark on the wall."
Adding, “Hey, if God in His infinite wisdom had given us 12 fingers instead of 10, we’d have until 3,456 soldiers were dead before you got all noticey about it. Did I just blow your mind? Oooo-weeeee-ooooo."

Strange behavior from our military commanders...

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