Monday, January 14, 2008

The Toll....

So far in 2008, at least 19 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq (data here). There's nothing to indicate we won't lose another 500 or 600 troops this year.

John McCain has said the U.S. should remain in Iraq for another hundred years if necessary. Will some enterprising young reporter ask him if 50,000 dead troops would be worth it? Or how about the 4,000 or 5,000 that would probably be killed during his presidency (assuming he served two terms)?

Particularly in light of his recent resurgence, are these not legitimate questions?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would McCain care? Won't be him over there, nor anyone he knows, so soldiers who die just did it for the necessary cause (and are irrelevant otherwise)

1/14/2008 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd give McCain a 50-50 chance to live through one term much less 2. He's not in the best of health even though he has had CheneyCare.

1/14/2008 11:32 AM  
Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

Anon 6:17,
He has a son that might get sent over there. This was about 3 months ago. He was just graduating the Naval Academy and I thought I read that he was gonna be a Marine. Maybe some one knows the latest.

1/14/2008 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I think he's been deployed. This is from an Iowa newspaper:

1/14/2008 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Cheney's lesbo daughter and the Budweiser, I mean Bush twins, were leading the charge into Fallujah, I might think this whole Iraq thing was worthwhile....

1/14/2008 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with what someone said upthread - McCain will be teats up and six feet under in two or three years. He ain't serving one, much less two terms. He is headed for the boneyard. Count on it!

1/14/2008 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As tragic as the lives lost have been and will be if McCain becomes President, the looming economic crisis is even more foreboding.

How can John McCain not realize how bankrupting the US Treasury is in Al Qaeda's best interests. Can't any Republican politician understand that a fundamentally weak economy makes us a fundamentally weak country? It just becomes a question of time, sooner as opposed to later, before we can no longer afford to effectively defend ourselves, and there's no doubt our enemies are gleeful about the idea that we will keep bankrupting ourselves by spending billions of dollars we don't have on an unnecessary war.

1/19/2008 10:23 PM  

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