Wednesday, March 26, 2008

4000 Dead. But Who's Counting?


Not counting those who found themselves in triage and died later (They aren't counted in the official tally.) Not counting the women and children.
Not counting those who suffered so tremendously they ended their own lives after returning home. Not counting the maimed and the wounded and the scarred, the bruised and the sick. Not counting the tortured, the kidnapped, and the journalists in harm's way. Not counting the Missing In Action.
Not counting the 89,000 Iraqi civilian casualties.

I don't want to debate why we're there, how we got there or whether their deaths were "in vain".
They're dead.

My voice counts. Bring them home.

Meanwhile, we'll all just count.

4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005.....




20 comments:

cablegirl said...

Sadly, in the debates between right and wrong, how and why, the people often are forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Too much suffering.

Anndi said...

That's just sad :(

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Powerful writing, and VERY true...

katherine. said...

you know how fond I am of you....but we'll just have to agree to disagree...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

And everyone here goes on arguing forgetting about the lives that are being lost and messed up...

noushy syah said...

Hi Mimi..that's very true...so sad really.

Thanks for the reminder.

Have a gr8 day yea.Thanks for dropping by and your generous comment in my blog.

cooper said...

You're counting.

I'm counting.

Travis said...

Well said dear.

Deana said...

I don't understand why NO ONE in Washington listens to us. How can they not care? We want them home. NOW. It still makes me sick to think just what this "war" cost us.

Jeff B said...

The ugliness of war.

Akelamalu said...

I'm with you 100% on this Mimi. Our Government had no right sending our troops there. If it hadn't been for the oil they wouldn't have! Time for them all to come home.

AIRBORNE POPPA said...

Mimi,

Thank you for remembering. Remember this also, every soldier is a volunteer and is serving his/her county. This war was widely supported until the body count started coming in. If it was about oil why aren't our oil imports going up and prices down. This is bigger than a war in a foreign county. This a religious war. Extreme Muslims believe they must kill those who do not follow their views toward Allah. We are not competing for land but for the minds of the free world.

Over 6000 teenagers die in car accidents every year. Where is the outrage over these deaths?

I speak from one who's son just safely returned from Iraq. Do I want him to be an accountant? Hell yes! Will I tell him to leave what he feels he and his buddies were born to do? Hell no! I don't want to lose a son and my heart goes out to those parents and families who have paid the ultimate price. The best way to help them and support them is to fight the good fight and win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people which we are doing.

For comments please visit my blog at markoneeleven.blogspot.com

Proud father of an AIRBORNE Soldier

the teach said...

Mimi, I am with you 100 per cent! My nephew did his time in Iraq as a Marine but thank god he's home now and safe for the time being. He gets out in July of this year if they don't call him back. My heart is with you. This war HAS to end!

Casdok said...

Powerful post.

Sanni said...

Very well done, Mimi!

Bond said...

BRING THEM HOME

now

barbara said...

Hi Mimi,
The only thing I want to see now is the end of this war .

Linda said...

Oh, and just for the record, I'm counting!

Julie said...

So sad.

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