Their silent wounds have speech More eloquent than men; Their tones can deeper reach Than human voice or pen.
U. S. Military Casualties of War
World War II - 300,000
Korean War - 23, 3000
Vietnam - 58, 226
Iraq - 3, 455... To date
"There never was a good war or a bad peace."
"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
"You cannot be on one hand dedicated to peace, and on the other hand, dedicated to violence. Those two things are irreconcilable."
"Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny exercised "for the good of it's victims" may be the most oppressive."
If you haven't had the chance to visit the Iraq War Memorial, in Lafayette, California, you really should. It is a very moving tribute to the fine men and women we have lost to this terrible war. The sign indicating the lost is updated each Sunday. While the memorial has been made into a subject of controversy, what I see is the truth, and a reminder of what the human cost of war really is.