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The Senate wants more dead U.S. troops (as long as they're someone else's kids, of course)

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Yesterday, the Pentagon announced that the the U.S. military death toll in Iraq had reached 2,500.

So the U.S. Senate promptly responded by rejecting a proposal to withdraw combat troops from Iraq by year's end. [Read story.]


Shame on them!

Before long, the number of dead U.S. troops from this Iraq war will exceed the number of Americans killed in the 9/11 attacks. And, despite what too many people still seem to believe, Iraq didn't even have anything to do with 9/11.

This is gross irresponsibility on the part of our senators.

And this is a hideous misuse of my tax dollars and yours.

Note to the pro-war folks: If this war is so necessary, why are Barb and Jenna Bush not serving on the front lines? Ditto all the 20-something children of all those senators? If this war is so necessary, why are their own kids above it all?


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Mary Shaw is a Philadelphia-based writer and activist, with a focus on politics, human rights, and social justice. She is a former Philadelphia Area Coordinator for the Nobel-Prize-winning human rights group Amnesty International, and her views (more...)

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