It is good that there are fewer deaths.
But the fact still remains that it was the WRONG WAR at the WRONG TIME. Old George W's failed policies have resulted in over 3800 plus of OUR TROOPS killed, an estimated 25000 to 30000 of OUR TROOPS wounded and maimed and an estimated 500000 to 1000000 of the IRAQI PEOPLE killed, wounded and maimed.
ONE DEATH WAS ONE TOO MANY.
There was an article in SI.com by Dave Zirin about a pro basketball Etan Thomas (had major heart surgery) who wrote a poem on the war.
SI.com - Writers - The activist athlete (cont.) - Monday October 15, 2007 5:19PM
Here is Etan Thomas' poem
In front of 10,000 of his closest friends, (preceding his surgery)at an anti war rally Etan Thomas said of President Bush
"If he says he's a Christian doesn't mean he follows Christ
Because he's the President doesn't mean that he's bright
Just means you need to research what his speech writer writes
But through methods of deception he made y'all think that he's right
You owe us
For every mother who will never see their son again
Every husband whose lives you've ruined
Who will never taste the sweet lips of their wife's kiss
Left with the stale bitterness of death to caress their reality
You've created whirlwinds of a widowed future
Causing pain and suffering to give birth to normality
Their blood is on your hands
I hope their pain haunts you while you're sleeping
Wakes you up at night with the cries of the lives you've destroyed
Visions of caskets should dance in your head
I hope your conscious shouts in your ears that our heroes deserved better
Rest in peace to the abundance of lives you've ceased
Mr. Commander and Chief
You owe them more
They put their trust in you
Riding in a ship that we all knew would sink
A medal of honor to put in their grave is a slap in the face
Human life is precious no matter what you think
And even after all that ...
You're still committed to continuing a winning-less battle
You don't know when to say when
You can't even admit that you made a mistake
So how can the healing possibly begin"
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS, OUR FALLEN TROOPS, OUR VETERANS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE IRAQI PEOPLE
Lifetime Member of the DAV