Sunday, April 15, 2007

18 Days

I have keeping track of the number of United States soldiers losing their lives in The Iraq War for only 18 days.

In 18 days, 55 men and women have been killed in Iraq.

Fifty-five of our own soldiers killed in eighteen days.

George W. Bush leaves the Office of the Presidency on January 20, 2009.

That is 645 days from now.

If we stay in Iraq and the rate of U.S. casualties remains the same as it has been over the past 18 days, an additional 1,971 United States soldiers will lose their lives.

The majority of the country is against this war and our occupation of this country.

We cannot wait until President Bush leaves Office to begin a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.

Bring our troops home.

Now.

7 comments:

Alanda said...

great post.
frickin bring them home already!

Stephen Rader said...

Alanda - Thank you!! I sometimes think I'm a little too "on my soapbox" about our soldiers losing their lives in Iraq. I agree with you completely - - bring them home!!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Agreed!

You know you can get a Bush out of office countdown clock and not just IRL but for your blog or MySpace page too.

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - Tell me where to go to get one and consider it added to my blog! DEFINITELY!!!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

http://www.bigpimpsdobigthings.com/category/countdowns/

You need to scroll down just a little. They have it for both MySpace and regular blogs I believe. There are a few of styles to choose from.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Crap! Incomplete link... Try this link

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU for the link!!! I love it!! It's perfect!!!!!