Monday, July 04, 2005

And on Creek Running North


This list keeps getting longer. Six from Louisville Kentucky. Three from Derby Kansas. Two from Bossier City Louisiana. Twelve from my old hometown and its suburbs. 191 from California. 1745 in all. By the time you read this, that number will almost certainly be higher.

And that's just the list of the dead American soldiers-- it doesn't count, for instance, wounded American soldiers, maimed soldiers, soldiers who have been psychologically damaged.

It also doesn't count, for instance, Iraqi children. Iraqi bystanders.

Or, for that matter, American civilians.

And for what?

For what?

Happy Fourth Of July, folks.

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