Sunday, June 19, 2005
Father's Day - The Mess That Is Iraq
---Simone Weil, French philosopher, writer, activist (1909-1943)
The tide is turning - Parents oppose aggressive recruitment in schools
If you had a teenager finishing high school, would you like him or her to join the army and sent to a place like Iraq? More and more parents are saying "No".
Latest numbers (as of June 17th) from Iraq Body Count.
U.S. Soldiers - Dead: 1,720 Injured: 12,855
Iraqi Civilians: Dead: Min 22,353 Max 25,341
Common Dreams reproduced an article originally published by the Knight-Ridder Group on June 15,2005. It is a deeply touching narrative by Sgt.Zachary Scott-Singley who grew up in Washington State. "From Iraq, A Soldier/Father's Perspective On the War by Joseph L. Galloway"
Iraq-A Soldier/Father's Perspective on War
AP - Military Recruitment in Schools
Iraq Body Count