Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Unchained Melody

"As we noted the other day, both supporters and opponents of George W. Bush's 'stay the course' plan for Iraq have begun invoking memories of the dead to support their positions. The president says American soldiers have to keep fighting and dying in Iraq in order to honor those who fought and died before them. Cindy Sheehan says her son would want her to be working to bring the troops home now.

There's a lot of guessing going on here. We don't know what Casey Sheehan would have wanted, nor do we know what percentage—if any—of the 1,878 other dead Americans would have thought that the president's course in Iraq was worth the lives of any more American soldiers..."



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