Wednesday, February 22, 2006
the human cost of the War in Iraq
This past week on Seattle U's campus, the lawns have been covered with makeshift headstones (some covered with Stars of David or Crescents) and crosses. Each one is inscribed with the name of a soldier or a civilian that has been killed in Iraq.
It's hard to describe my exact feelings seeing all of those graves lined up in tidy rows, completely filling up the grass space except to say that I was moved.
Regardless of your views on the war, or your political disposition, I don't think anybody can look at the display without being mindful that the war is real, and that the war has consequences - including the death of people, people who were somebody's son or daughter, father or husband, mother or wife.
Credit to SU blogs for the photos.
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