Sunday, March 30, 2008

Finally, a family can rest

Sgt. Matthew Maupin's parents can finally rest, though I know it was not the end they were hoping for. I hope though, it brings some closure instead of wondering every night what happened to their son.

The longer this war lasts, the more I wonder how many more of our greatest will be lost; and how long America will not fully grasp the price that such a small percentage of our population has paid. 4,000+ dead; over 30,000 wounded. Support your troops and their families, America!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

A grim milestone

It's so, so terrible to know that 4,000 of our bravest have died. I think we are losing the best of our generation there.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Marines in Berkeley

Nicole posted this video on her blog: Marines in Berkeley and while it was hilarious, I was left kind of angry too. I detest these people who have no concept of what our military does or why we need them:

"I don't know a good use of the Marines in my lifetime" says one peace activist.

"I felt like how the Iraqis probably felt, like we were being occupied," another liberal laments about the new recruiting office. (I'm banging my head on the table at this point.)

My favorite part was when the "journalist" (It's the Daily Show) says to one of the Code Pink activists going on about how they had a right to protest in front of the recruiting center; "If only there were an organization sworn to protect free speech”? And she laughed, "That would be nice." Idiot.