Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Questions of Arithmetic

How many soldiers and civilians have to die to avenge the victims of September 11?

And what percentage of that loss can my own death--or that of any of my friends--be expected to redeem?

Can anyone tell me?

Does anyone even know?

8 Comments:

Anonymous Pixie said...

I cannot answer that question because I am a "moonbat"... and moonbats don't have anything worth listening to.

On the other hand... there is no answer. People are dying.

for all the wrong reasons...as though there could ever be a "right reason".

All I know (personally) is that I'm spending too much time alone, bawling my eyes (heart, soul) out, alone, because there is no longer a "greater good" in this war.

Milo.

Keep it coming on...

love.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

If only that's what we were dying for.

full disclosure

2:19 PM  
Blogger iamcoyote said...

Nice, Frederick, that's the Wish You Were Here photo, isn't it?

Milo, sadly, it's just another attempt to conflate 9-11 and the Iraq occupation, using real live humans as numbers. But we like our benchmarks, don't we? I don't believe any death redeems another, but then, I'm a freak.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Frederick said...

I've been reading through some of your back pages. I'm impressed. My only word of advice is...don't be the one, don't alienate yourself from the rest of the platoon. I've been in the exact same position you're in (just not in as hazardous an area) you are the conscience of the the group and you must use your intelligence to subtly sway action in the right direction. Don't forget that the people you are serving with all have a back story, and if you allow it to, it can become part of your story. And everyone will be the richer.

Mccs1977

4:26 AM  
Blogger Seven of Six said...

When you get a chance Milo, read Sibel Edmond's, Highjacking of a Nation. It's long, but well worth it.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

there is no math in this dimension that can draw the equations and then prove them.

I, for one, am grateful for your sacrifice, but wish you and all were home. I did not agree to this war, but acquiesed to this leadership. the only true nobility and heroism in this go-round is with the troups who are fighting.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Hey! Revenge is such a stupid act done by ignorant, uneducated and unenlightened people/governments. Take care.

7:54 PM  
Blogger cinnabari said...

Even if most of America's forgotten that Iraq had shit-all to do with 9/11, some of us haven't. This war's not about revenge. It's about ego, and hubris, and wounded pride--and less the nation's, I think, than one man who thinks he IS the USA.

Just keep your head down, okay?

5:58 AM  

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