March 31, 2008


The Killing Fields

I've often linked pieces on the Iraq war that I think are important. But never do I give time to the news pundits lining up anywhere on the issue except the front line, and certainly not to the politicians who would never, ever send their own kids to fight.

I ran the TIME magazine piece from September 2006 because it was stark piece of honesty, something sorely missing on this issue. I ran the Vanity Fair piece by Sebastian Junger for the same reason.

Today, it's the New York Times' turn. Take a few minutes and read this. A marine makes it home from Iraq, only to disappear. The pain of this war is only beginning.

Now, read this wonderfully written piece from a blogger residing in Berkeley. He's actually the son of a friend of mine. A friend who is pretty much as far right as I am left, which led another friend to comment, "hmm. sometimes the acorn does fall far from the tree..."

And remember, it was Dick Cheney, one of the primary architects of this disaster, who when told of the current toll of American dead, replied "so?"

3 Comments:

Anonymous buzzwhack said...

excellent articles every one of them. It's like Vietnam all over again.I'd love to see Bush spend a week with those grunts.. make that one day. he wouldn't live long enough otherwise.

April 01, 2008 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the words of my deceased father, Bush and Cheney should be strung up. sad articles.

April 01, 2008 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush and Cheney should be tried as war criminals and let the cards fall where they may. If it is means stringing them up, by all means do so. Whatever fits the crime. An illegal war with no evidence of WMD, five years later, no closer to the end. Yes, Vietnam all over again but this one will be more tarnished if you can tarnish the evils of war.

April 01, 2008 11:03 AM  

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