Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Something is not happening here ...


Cherokee Hill, 19, (L) of the Bronx, hugs her friend Devernier Smith, also 19, just before he takes the Oath of Enlistment to join the US Army April 28, 2009 at Fort Hamilton in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

How to mark a non-event? March was the first month in a decade during which not a single US soldier died in combat. About time:

In Iraq, the death toll reached 4,474 before the last soldier fell in November 2011. ...

To date, 2176 U.S. military personnel have lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Only 6650 too many. Also hundreds of thousands Iraqis and Afghans as war and its violent aftermath continue unabated in both countries. For what? Oh yeah -- somebody hurt us and we had to show 'em.

1 comment:

amspirnational said...

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/03/26/obama-paints-crimea-secession-as-worse-than-iraq-war/

Obama says the Iraq War, even though he claims he opposed it (when it didn't matter) and which has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis--even more than his drone bombs---is lecturing Europe how the bloodless re-taking of Crimea by those evil Russians is worse than
the Iraq War.
But he is pro-gay marriage so let it be. I mean if we did take Iraq as our 51st state, it would have a much better chance of allowing gay marriage after a generation of "progressive" pressure, so he might be a little too accomodating even on that one.

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