August 15, 2005
The Cost of WarFrom Bob Herbert, NYT:
Bobby Rosendahl, a 24-year-old Army corporal (and avid golfer) from Tacoma, Wash., was literally blown into the air last March 12 when an improvised explosive device detonated beneath his Stryker armored vehicle. He remembers landing on his back, with fuel spilling all around him and insurgents firing at him from the roof of a mosque.
More than 1,850 soldiers have died in Iraq. More than 13,000 have been wounded, some seriously enough that their lives will never be the same.
Those who died made the ultimate sacrifice. As for the living wounded, their sacrifice goes on, as they continue paying for a war that shouldn't have taken place.
Accolades and gratitude aren't enough.
It's time for those responsible for this unjustified war to be held accountable.
It is also time to get out of Iraq.
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