Sorrow in America
by James Glaser
Every Sunday, Anti-war.com lists the headlines from the local newspapers, about local military funerals around the country. These are the home town papers that write about the deaths of the local men and women killed in George Bush's war on terrorism.
It doesn't matter, small town or large city, there is always an out pouring of grief at every military funeral, and for the past three or four years, we have been having those funerals almost daily. The following is this Sunday's list for the past week.
While parents, wives, children, siblings, and loved ones of those killed mourn, others have to deal with Soldiers and Marines who have returned with a lost limb or limbs, their vision gone, others their hearing, still others their brain function.
Multiply the losses we feel for our loved ones by a factor of ten or maybe a hundred, and you have some idea of the grief and suffering that the Iraqi people are feeling. Our losses are in the thousands, theirs are in the hundreds of thousands.
All this grief and sorrow for a war that didn't need to happen. George Bush's war in Iraq is a war of choice. Our troops are neither defending America nor are they attacking an enemy who attacked us. That makes the sorrow and grief all the more poignant.
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