Monday, May 26, 2008
And one name read and nobody really cared, But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair
Our good friend Brad Friedman of BradBlog has 4 posts at the top today with the names of every U.S. soldier killed in the Afghan and Iraqi Wars, it's incredibly humbling.
It's too easy to intellectualize these wars. Regardless of your opinion of either war, these are men, women, younger as well as older, that will never walk this earth again. If anyone reading here has lost someone in these wars, my heartfelt sorrow goes out to you. If you haven't lost anyone, look at someone you love across the room, and imagine their blood spilled thousands of miles away. It should make your heart ache. Now imagine the families connected to the names on Brad's list. Because for them, it's not intellectual, nor imaginary.
It's bitter reality.
And please, watch the video, listen to the lyrics. If you're not already a fan, you will be.