I'd like to just discuss fun stuff....lots of people do.
I'd like to not piss off potential customers.
Really I would.
But I just can't.
Everyday, in my name as an American citizen, more people die.
And everyday the Bush administration sounds more and more like the Johnson administration during Vietnam.
They are lying to us and they are wrapping the American people in the flag and patriotism and "supporting the troops" that we will not see what a mess Iraq has become.
The press is complicit in this.
Where is the nightly body count? (for those too young I can remember watching it go up on the nightly news as a child during Vietnam.)
Where are the pictures of the flag draped coffins? (who cares what the Bush administration says. Only by showing their sacrifice to we actually honor and support our troops.)
Where is the outrage that the lives given are not being acknowledged or honored.
So from now on, amongst the fun stuff and the great vintage I'll be including the casualty count for both the military and civilians at the top of the page in the right hand corner.
- American Military Casualties in Iraq: 3,387 as of 5/10/07
- Civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq: 63,373 min.
In WW2 the sacrifice was spread all around. Rationing, even in fashion, was an everyday sacrifice made by everyone. Now there are huge sacrifices being made by just a few while the rest of us go on as before. War is not fun and it is time that we Americans stop and think about what is being done in our names.
I hope this will not make me loose any customers, but if it does so be it, it is the least I can sacrifice for the sacrifice they have made.