Sunday, August 29, 2004

In the Miami Herald today, a column by Carl Hiaasen on the need to put a face on the Iraq dead:
A Marine spokesman in Camp LeJeune, N.C., told The Sun-Sentinel that he'd never heard of a relative of a dead soldier reacting the way Alex Arredondo's father did.
Yet there isn't a father alive who can't understand the depths of his grief.
By the end of this year, perhaps sooner, more than 1,000 American families will have received the same crushing news that was delivered last week to the Arredondos.
And it's news for all of us, despite the perfunctory and parenthetical way the media reports it. One dead soldier is still important.

And this from editorial cartoonist Jim Morin:


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