Friday, March 20, 2009

Six Years

Six years into the war in Iraq.

TPM marks it with a photo gallery.

Over 4,000 American soldiers and countless Iraqis are dead, thousands maimed and wounded for life, billions of dollars lost, and for what? Are we safer? Are the people who fomented the attacks that prompted this colossal distraction caught and facing justice? Have we achieved peace and stability? Where are the flowers and candy we were promised? And what consequences will the people who lied us into this face? Book deals and comfortable retirement, or an honest accounting for their actions?

War is not the answer. It never is.