Nine Grieving Families: How Many More?

According to a CNN story linked to by this site today, nine U.S. troops were killed in Iraq over the weekend.  Let’s stop and think for a minute what this means. It means that nine families were told today by the U.S. government that their father, husband, son, or brother died in Iraq. It means that nine families have nothing to celebrate this Christmas. It means that nine families are experiencing untold grief and anguish. What makes all of this even worse, of course, is that these dead U.S. soldiers died for a lie. Do the families of these soldiers realize this? I can’t imagine the disgust I would feel if one of my family members died for this administration’s Iraq policy. When oh when will Congress stop funding this senseless war?

Author: Laurence Vance

Laurence Vance holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. He has written and published twelve books and regularly contributes articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals.