Thursday, May 31, 2007

3,474 And Counting...

During the course of this month - - May 2007 - - One Hundred Twenty-Three (123) United States soldiers lost their lives fighting the War in Iraq.

As you can see from the chart below (found at the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count) this is the third highest monthly death count since the war began in March 2003.

Earlier this week on Memorial Day, Cindy Sheehan announced that she was giving up her brave and courageous fight to bring our troops home and end the war. Ms. Sheehan's announcement came in a diary entry on Daily Kos entitled "Good Riddance Attention Whore."

Why such a horrific title? Because those were some of the milder things said about Ms. Sheehan by Liberal bloggers. Not Conservative right-wingers, mind you. Liberals.

The following is just one portion of Ms. Sheehan's diary entry. It focuses on her son, Casey, who lost his life fighting the War in Iraq...

"The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing.

"His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think. I have tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful.

"Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.

"It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most."

Ms. Sheehan ends her entry perfectly.

"It’s up to you now."


Lance's friend said...

We care more about who will be the next American Idol. Well said.

Stephen Rader said...

Lance's Friend - Yes, Ms. Sheehan describes our country perfectly. And the description is terrifying.