Sunday, March 23, 2008

American casualties of the war in Iraq will reach 4000 any day now, perhaps by the time you read this; as I write, the offical count stands at 3996.

I took a walk yesterday around some of the more touristy sections of downtown Boston, mainly to see how the ribbon park over the new underground highway is shaping up. Behind the Old North Church, there's an impromptu memorial: a dog tag for each fallen soldier in this misbegotten war, their numbers in the thousands, hanging from a garden trellis, jangling in the wind.


Blogger mojrim said...

Be careful with the words you pick. It's 4000 dead, the casualty rate is more than ten times that. Many of those have been maimed, something I fear far more than death.

8:03 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I saw this short movie “A Patriot Act” and even thou its very low budget the messages are strong and very scary. I think it’s fiction but who knows if it’s based on a real story. A must watch in a year when we can make a stand and vote for those against a bill that can erode our nation faster than the current economic problems. The story implies zealots working inside our very government (as our forefathers warned us of). I also saw a killer trailer for it on MySpace and YouTube. Check it out & fight the power.

10:59 AM  

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