Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Photos from Saturday...
We had a great crowd on Saturday, and a lot of support from passersby. Is it just me, or did it seem like we had even more honks and positive feedback than usual? People are absolutely sick of this war, and overwhelmingly support bringing our troops home. Still, the media has been largely silent on what is happening in Iraq, other than to inject the occasional "The Surge is Working" meme. What they fail to mention more often than not, though, is that the "surge" was designed to provide a window of security in which to allow political progress among the Iraqi government. That didn't work out so well. Or maybe it did. The Iraqis are now calling for us to get the hell out, which puts a bit of a wrinkle in the McBush doctrine. Could be interesting to see how this plays out.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that the number of fatalities had not stayed the same in all the weeks we've convened, and then this past week that was actually the case. 4,113 two weeks in a row. It was good not to have to change our sign for once, and to be thankful that we didn't lose another hero during the week. Still, there have been fatalities since Saturday, and the violence, and thus the casualties, in Afghanistan have increased. No matter how you look at it, things are not going well in the Middle East. All the more reason for us to press on. Below are this week's pictures...thanks billyb and Nancy!