Monday, November 12, 2007

Veteran's Day 2007

While many in this anesthetized nation of ours will no doubt consider Veteran's day, a day to buy a new car, a day to start shopping for Xmas; the rest of us will be considering the dead, the dying, the maimed and the ruined ... the victims of this current war.

American Deaths Since war began (3/19/03):3860 (total) 3169 (in combat)

Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 3721(total) 3061 (in combat)

Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3399(total) 2863(in combat)

Since Handover (6/29/04): 3001(total) 2536 (in combat)

Since Election (1/31/05): 2423 (total) 2273 (in combat)

This Veteran's Day, get out of your damn comfort zone and look at the faces of the dead. Those brave young men and women who died in this conflict. CLICK HERE

Below is a composite photo of Bush made with faces of fallen soldiers from the first year of the conflict. For more information on this piece CLICK HERE

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