Daily Wisdom

September 20, 2005

Milestone: 1,904 Soldiers Dead in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Liberal Mainstream Media wasted no time today reminding us that we have reached a new milestone in Iraq with the deaths of five more American soldiers, bringing the total killed to 1,904. You can almost hear them gleefully shouting... "Yippee! We passed the 1,900 mark!"

So it's a sad day in more ways than one. First, it's sad because great Americans have died. Second, it's sad because some liberal idiots would gladly use the deaths of these American heroes as a political weapon to attack an administration that they desperately despise. They have no honor. They have no decency. They desecrate the flag. They desecrate patriotism. And they desecrate the memory of our fallen sons and daughters.

Yes, after two and a half years of fighting in Iraq, we have lost 1,904 soldiers... American citizens... brave comabtants all in the War on Terror. And while we cannot diminish their sacrifice, we must remind ourselves that the official death toll from the attacks of September 11, 2001 was 2,986 people. To me, that was the first real day of the War on Terror. Prior to that, it was not a "war". Prior to that, we were only swatting at flies, and nothing more. So let us remind ourselves that on the first day of this war alone we suffered more fatalities on American soil than we have during the last two and a half years in Iraq.

And we should also remind ourselves of something else. On December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor we lost 2,403 American servicemen and 68 civilians. From my way of thinking, that was the first real day of American involvement in World War II. When the war was over, there were nearly half a million Americans who died defending freedom and conquering dictators.

And are we not today defending freedom and conquering dictators? Are the people of Iraq and Afghanistan less worthy of freedom and democracy than the people of France or Germany or Japan? Is this War on Terrorism less important than World War II? Will it take a WMD in an American city for people to wake up?

We lost more American servicemen on the first day of World War II than we lost during two and half years in Iraq. We lost more civilians on the first day of this War on Terror than we lost during two and half years in Iraq. Some may think that 1,900 is a milestone, but I do not... I think that 26 million free Iraqis is a milestone. I think that 30 million free Afghanis is a milestone. I think that one deposed Iraqi dictator is a milestone. I think that one outlawed Taliban regime is a milestone. I think that free elections and a new constitution are a milestone.

It is a sad day indeed, because the media in this country is so screwed up.

5 Comments:

At 9/20/2005 9:30 PM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

A prayer for every single one.
More ammo to continue the fight against libs, the war on radical terror, and the war for our souls....
As always,
Great job, Hawk.

 
At 9/21/2005 3:44 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Too bad it's not 1,904 members of the outdated (formerly known as "mainstream") media; that'd just about do it, methinks...

 
At 9/21/2005 8:18 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Hawkeye,

Everyone counts and we count everyone.I'm no war strategist ,but it seems to me we are just marching in place in Iraq.
It appears that there is no change in tactics,just business as usual.

The use of the drone was successful in locating the snipers and following them into a house and then "boom".Why not fill the sky with drones and locate these killers and go "boom...boom...boom.

We need to make a change.

 
At 9/21/2005 9:12 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Absolutely each one counts.

My question is what is the ratio of our soldiers killed/wounded to terrorists killed/captured? That's the number that really counts.

I'm with you, Maggie! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

 
At 9/21/2005 9:23 AM , Anonymous Maggie said...

Marge
That was a very good question.

Maybe one of our 'brainiac bloggers'
can come up with an answer.

 

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