Friday, October 07, 2011

10 years ago today...

...we began another war in the Middle East...has it really been worth the cost?

I was thinking about what a friend told Mom & me one time. About how she and a lot of women* are husband-less, because of the Vietnam War.
Kind of like widows that never were... Is it going to be that way in our generation?

I mean maybe not for Americans, but what about the young women in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc...

And even though a lot of our boys are coming home, a lot of them are not well- mentally and/or physically.

Today, 18 military veterans will commit suicide. Tomorrow, another 18 will do the same. Not since the Vietnam War has the rate of military suicides been so high...

*never married, because of the shortage of men

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,795

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,753

I think that the line in
Eve of Destruction, "Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace..." is still true today.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

Afghanistan and Iraq Wars Not Worth Fighting, Say a Third of US Veterans

By Associated Press

Poll results pose dilemma for Obama administration as it tries to bolster support for continued presence in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Anonymous said...

A woman blaming her singleness on on the Vit. war is silly. I repeat, silly.
She should stop blaming other people for her problems and take responsiblity for herself. Maybe start trying to better herself instead of pointing fingers....and remember, everytime you point a finger you have 4 pointing back at you. Sounds stupid, but it is TRUE.

McKee Family said...

Our friend was simply stating that there were fewer men to go around. When tens of thousands die in a war, there will be tens of thousands of females who don't marry. Tens of thousands of families that won't exist.....

Just one of the many consequences of war.

Then when you add up all those who came back damaged and unable to live a normal life or have children, the numbers just grow.

Look at the numbers worldwide for dead and wounded soldiers and civilians......all those people who won't be able to experience the blessing of a spouse....a family...a home.....

It is sad....

Adrienne's mom