4,000 dead soldiersposted by The Vidiot @ 12:59 PM Permalink (If we're to believe that number anyway. I, frankly, don't.)
If I were truly a word smith, I could write something beautiful and moving as a tribute to such a sad milestone, something that would give even the most avid warmonger pause. But that won't bring back any of those sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, and friends. That wouldn't ameliorate the pain felt by those that knew them and loved them and who will miss them for as long as they live. That wouldn't erase those final moments of abject fear, pain and panic that those poor souls experienced as violence snatched them from this life. Nor would it restore the dignity, land, history, and the lives that have been lost by the Iraqi people, a people who suffered so much under one regime, only to suffer even more under another.
Nothing I could write could do any of that.