posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 04:27 PM
Its a war. In war, people die. Nevermind the ridiculously lopsided kill ratio. Its impossible to get a definite number, but just look at the news.
You'll see "2 Marines killed today" and next to it "25 Iraqi Insurgents Killed in Firefight". Our forces are winning battlefield victories, if
you could call it that in this guerilla war.
Is there something magical about the number 1,000? This war is still being won with a very low amount of dead and wounded compared to other wars.
American troops are not dying in vain, and those thousand know they died in the service and defense of America, and that is why they joined the
service in the first.
The news will say "Over 1,000 Americans Killed in Iraq", and the people sitting on their couches will moan about it. Yet the news will not say
anything about the achievments of those thousand and all the Americans in Iraq, and the people on their couches will think the only thing going on in
the desert is Americans dying.