Monday, March 24, 2008

The 4,000

I have an idea for a political cartoon. Unfortunately, I can't draw, so I'll have to explain my cartoon for you all. In it there are a group of reporters and anti-war protesters wearing pointy paper hats and holding noise makers, yelling in unison 5!...4!...3!...2!...1!...4000!

Some have been waiting with anticipation over the past week for the 4000th U.S. soldier to die and now they've finally gotten it. I find the countdown and anticipation abhorrent, especially since the story is predominantly about not how heroic yet tragic each of those 4,000 were, but rather how bad the war is, largely because of what party was in charge when it started.

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