Occasional blogging, mostly of the long-form variety.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stop Loss


The Freeway Blogger has more of these (via Skippy).

As we discussed in "The Poetry of War," our "Deciders" do not understand sacrifice. As Garry Trudeau put it, they believe we must "stay the course. We cannot dishonor the upcoming sacrifice of those who have yet to die." Death is a tragedy, but an unnecessary death is an atrocity. Stop loss, indeed.

(This week marks the fifth anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. This post is for the Iraq War Blogswarm and as part of a ongoing Series on War. Cross-posted at The Blue Herald.)

6 comments:

thepoetryman said...

The freeway blogger riegns supreme! It is without a doubt there have been a great number of lives the signs have touched upon.

Excellent March 19 post, friend.

thepoetryman said...

Or reigns, that is...

Paul said...

My heart aches. Thanks.

Mandy said...

amazing. sad.

FranIAm said...

I read your posts in my reader- you put up some amazing things and I thank you. I wish you- I wish all of us, I wish the world - peace.

Dr. Zaius said...

So sad.