From October 27th to March 19th – 150 Families Buried Their Family Member – Killed in Iraq.
SAN DIEGO, CA. It just came to me as I was reading a post I wrote back after the October 27, 2007, National Day of Action. 3,840 American servicemen and women had died in Iraq by then. Now, the death toll is 3,990, almost 4,000. This means that between that National Day of protests in late October and this week’s events of protest, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the start of the war and occupation, 150 American soldiers and marines have perished. If the war had ended then, these 150 individuals would still be alive. 150 families would still have their son, daughter, husband, brother, sister, mother. Of course, Iraqi deaths within this same time period were much, much higher.
I wonder how many will die between now and the next national day of “action.” Something is terribly wrong with this picture. WE MUST MAKE IT STOP! NOW!