Thursday, March 27, 2008

4,000 Dead in Iraq - A Powerful, Personal Link

One of my links on the right is to the "Army of Dude" blog. The writer, Alex, returned from a tour in Iraq earlier this year, safe, but changed. During his time in Iraq, and subsequently, he has maintained an extremely well-written blog about his first-person perspective on the war.

A couple of days ago we passed the 4,000 dead milestone. The mainstream media has had a lot to say about this milestone. Very few of the commentators even knew any of the 4,000 - for most of us, these soldiers are just numbers, or maybe names in your local newspaper. For Alex, too many of them were friends. He has written a powerful and moving entry about them on his blog. Go take a look.

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