And That's Just For This Year!
The first casualty of war is TRUTH
Do I HAVE to post about Sarah Palin? I mean, this is getting ridiculous. Admittedly, going from moose-hunting governor of "Seward's Folly" to Vice Presidential candidate is something, but people have to get over the mooseburger-eating-thanks-but-no-thanks-hockey-mom" bullshit and focus on other candidates and issues as well.
The biggest blunder in U.S. history has been swept under the rug, economic woes are escalating, our weather continues to puzzle (and alarm) us, a President who might be indicted for war crimes, along with blatant corruption and total ineptitude - none of that is as important as one woman's outdated hairdo!
On the War in Iraq, since January 1st: U.S. fatalities: 248 out of a total of 254 Coalition fatalities U.S. wounded (up until July only): 1445 Iraqi fatalities: through August 31, 2008 approximately 6,558 policemen and 3,125 soldiers were reported to have been killed.
I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq. I heard on the news about the new deployments, and while I support our president, Condoleezza Rice and the administration, I want to know that we have an exit plan in place; I want assurances that we are doing all we can to keep our troops safe. Every life lost is such a tragedy. I am very, very proud of the troops we have in Alaska, those fighting overseas for our freedoms, and the families here who are making so many sacrifices.So what does the above statement really mean?
Palin's in it for herself. Mrs. Mooseburger doesn't know a damn thing about foreign policy despite what Cindy McCain says. Despite her son being deployed so soon, Iraq is the furthest thing from this woman's mind. It's been said that Palin is so popular because she is a woman, a wife, a Christian and a mother. Probably. Labels mean a great deal to Americans. Will the label of "Mother of Iraq Soldier" help to ease the pain of the 248 women who lost their sons this year? I doubt it. Let's hope that the next eight weeks will focus on more important labels. Just a thought.
Below is the link to a Wordl.com creation of mine that shows the words in Palin's RNC speech according to their number. Just click on it and you'll be able to see the words most often used (McCain, Man, America , People, Country) and the ones used least often: Iraq, love, troops. Notice that it will be a slight challenge for you to spot "change."