3,000th U.S. troop death

January 1, 2007 at 2:56 am Leave a comment

We’ve just passed the milestone of 3,000 U.S. troop deaths in Iraq. The number of Iraqi deaths is unknown, but estimates are somewhere between 400,000-800,000. Each of the dead was someone’s Mother, Father, brother or sister, child, friend.

March will be the 4th anniversary of this war. 4 years. In January a new Congress will take office, and with it, new chances to end this war and end it fast.

Now is the time to take action, even if you haven’t before, and to keep organizing the ever-growing number of people against this war. We have lost friends, family and classmates to this war; and the Iraqi people have lost their families, communities and societal infrastructure.

On January 27th, United for Peace and Justice is calling for a march in D.C. to show the new Congress how many people are against this war. Two days later we will tell the new Congress face to face that they have the power to end this war and they must do it now. This war was unjust at the beginning, but continuing the war will only cost us more of our humanity and the countless lives of civilians and troops.

In the words of John Lennon:

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

War is over, if you want it.

Let us not welcome 2008 in the same way.

Now is the time to act.

To Peace in 2007,

Randy Wilson

SPAN Coordinator

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