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Sunday, June 19, 2005

 

Father's Day - The Mess That Is Iraq

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" The great error of nearly all studies of war... has been to consider war as an episode in foreign policies, when it is an act of interior politics..."
---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"

Links:
Iraq-A Soldier/Father's Perspective on War
AP - Military Recruitment in Schools
Iraq Body Count

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