It’s a sad moment. After a long series of sad moments. The 2000th American soldier died in Iraq. Despite the fact that I am not a citizen (yet), I find that deeply saddening. I am just thinking of myself when I was a young and stupid kid, being in the military, and realizing that’s probably who is in Iraq right now.
I remember us being trained in the Soviet Union being about to invade us. We knew that if that was going to happen, all of us would have been toast. And still we went on, happy to be around, happy to have friends – in uniform and without. We were silly, we were serious, but we always knew that it could hit us.
This is just for 2000 women and men in uniform that died in Iraq. I don’t care if it’s good or bad they were there. I don’t care if George Bush was right or wrong. What I care is that 2000 people died in their prime – all innocent people that wanted no harm to anyone.
God bless their soul. Every single one of 2000.