07 October 2009

An unhappy anniversary

Today, October 7, 2009, marks the eighth anniversary George W. Bush's invasion of Afghanistan.

The cost so far for this unwinnable war and occupation?

As of this writing:

More than $228 billion of our U.S. tax dollars;

869 U.S. military fatalities (that's warspeak for dead American troops);

• and countless innocent civilian men, women, and children.

All this while Osama bin Laden runs free and the Taliban continue terrorizing the Afghan countryside.

Please take some time today for a moment of silence in honor of all the victims of this mishandled war, and then tell President Obama that we need a sensible exit strategy now. Enough is enough!

1 comment:

  1. There's a peace vigil at 6:30 this evening sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition. The vigil will be at Ithan and Rt. 30 (Villanova's campus) followed by a discussion of the Just War Theory and its current relevance (or lack thereof), led by two VU professors.