A Soldier Sums up the Horror
This is an absolutely incredible letter from a female ex-marine who just lost her marine husband in Iraq. I found it at Mother Speaks which I found through Traveling Soldier which I found through Homefront. (These are all terrific sites)
She starts the letter this way:
I am SICK of all this bullshit people are writing about the Iraq war. I am abso-fucking-lutely sick to death of it. What the fuck do most of you know about it? You watch it on TV and read the commentaries in the newspapers or Newsweek or whatever god damn yuppie news rag you subscribe to and think you’re all such fucking experts that you can scream at each other like five year olds about whether you’re right or not. Let me tell you something: unless you’ve been there, you don’t know a god damn thing about it. If you haven’t been shot at in that fucking hell hole, SHUT THE FUCK UP!