Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Nineteen sad holidays

I'm sure you've already heard about this:

Nineteen US soldiers have been killed in an explosion at a US military base in Mosul, making it the worst single incident for the US military in Iraq.

I was going to use this post to rage, yet again, against Bush's myopic war in Iraq. I was going to decry the utter hubris, the stupidity of it all. But I just can't right now. All I can think of are the nineteen American families whose holidays will now be laden with sadness, and the 1300 other American families who already are missing a loved one, and one of my best friends, somewhere in harm's way.

Dammit. Sort of makes the whole "War on Christmas" brouhaha seem pretty silly, huh?