Honoring the fallen

  1. http://www.msnbc.com/modules/Newswee...0cb=-81b133943

    Read through some of the drop down profiles...make sure you have a full box of kleenex.
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Still crying.
    They were so young.

    Lori Piestewa who was killed in action on March 23rd was from the same reservation near Tuba City, AZ where a woman I worked with at a homeless shelter came from. She was a single mother and a friend of Private Lynch, who was rescued.

    PS: The woman I met when her kids were ages 2 & 4 became an LVN and is now in school for her RN. Her kids are fine young people her son in college, daughter in High school.
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on May 13, '03
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Sorry if it upsets you.
    I think in the future we need to find a better way than war if at all possible.
    http://www.lowcountrynow.com/stories.../LOCrose.shtml
    Rose: The White House lied



    "The White House Lied" was the headline on the ABCNews.com Web site on April 25. They weren't harking back to the days of Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

    Nobody died from Clinton's dalliance or his lies.

    The ABC News report reveals a White House so depraved that it makes Clinton seem like a choir boy.

    Wrote ABC News reporter John Cochran: "To build its case for war with Iraq, the Bush administration argued that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but some officials now privately acknowledge the White House had another reason for war - a global show of American power and democracy."

    That poor dupe Colin Powell stood before the United Nations narrating a slide-show of phony intelligence trying to convince the world that Hussein was a threat.

    Was he lying or was he lied to?

    "We're not lying," said a White House official to ABC News. "But it was just a matter of emphasis."

    A matter of emphasis? Good lord, it's a matter of life and death!

    Tell that "emphasis" story to the families of Staff Sgt. Stevon Booker of Apollo, Pa., Pfc. Gregory Huxley of Forestport, N.Y., 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Kaylor of Clifton, Va., and Pfc. Anthony Miller of San Antonio, Texas, all from the Third Infantry Division of Fort Stewart. And tell the rest of the 150 American families now grieving over lost sons and daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers.

    They thought their loved ones were sent to protect America from Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Now they learn they died for a "show," a bit of entertainment for Rumsfeld and his warhawk friends.

    This was no fight for freedom or to liberate Iraq. There were no huge stores of weapons of mass destruction that threatened us.

    The United States didn't win a victory, we committed an atrocity.

    Writes ABC News' Cochran: "Officials feared that young Arabs, angry about their lives and without hope, would always look for someone to hate - and that someone would always be Israel and the United States."

    Give Arab youth hope by killing them? Shades of the Spanish Inquisition when people were "saved" for Christianity by burning them at the stake.

    The brutal truth is that American soldiers were sacrificed for nothing that this nation can be proud of. No amount of White House "spin" or hype can gloss over it.

    Congress - all those who voted to give Bush the power to mount an attack on Iraq, Republicans and Democrats alike - should be outraged at how they were misled and ashamed at what they allowed to happen.

    Every American who did not protest against this war should get down on his/her knees and beg forgiveness from the parents of those who were killed. We sent their children on a cruel fool's errand.

    We are not naturally a nation of brutish intimidators, attacking anyone who won't bow and scrape at our command, who don't pray to our particular interpretation of God. But we stupidly allowed such people into high office and now we and the rest of the world are paying the price.

    Bush has got to go. Join those who are trying to retrieve our nation's honor by logging onto www.VotetoImpeach.org.

    Stop him before he kills again.

    John David Rose is a long-time Hilton Head Islander and political observer.


    Click here to return to story:
    http://www.lowcountrynow.com/stories.../LOCrose.shtml
  5. by   funnygirl_rn
    Sad stories Furball....and so young.
  6. by   Furball
    Originally posted by spacenurse
    Still crying.
    They were so young.

    Lori Piestewa who was killed in action on March 23rd was from the same reservation near Tuba City, AZ where a woman I worked with at a homeless shelter came from. She was a single mother and a friend of Private Lynch, who was rescued.

    PS: The woman I met when her kids were ages 2 & 4 became an LVN and is now in school for her RN. Her kids are fine young people her son in college, daughter in High school.
    I heard that one of her tribal beliefs (Lori Piestewa) include that when a good soul leaves this planet, a sign of this is any precipitation. When her family received the news of her death...it snowed....in the desert. Gave me goosebumps.

    It's a small world Space.....
    Last edit by Furball on May 13, '03
  7. by   funnygirl_rn
    There was something on 60 minutes or Dateline a while back regarding her.
  8. by   Mkue
    So brave they were, thank you for the link Furball.
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    Small world is right.
    Like the song at Disneyland, "There's so much that we share
    That it's time we're aware
    It's a small world after all.

    Maybe you won't mind humming that for awhile.

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