I just finished listening to an NPR podcast about “the ritual of burying our war dead”. As more soldiers are slain in Iraq and Afghanistan, people are “growing accustomed” to this slaughter. The podcast talks about the ceremony in San Antonio, Texas where the community has lost 25 of its own.
How long are we parents going to tolerate burying our sons and daughters so that we can “stay the course” in Iraq? How can we ever grow accustomed to burying our own children, who had their whole live ahead of them?