January 26, 2005
"Any time we lose life it is a sad moment," you remarked today, a day where more US troops died in Iraq than any other. I can assure you for those with family and friends that aren't coming back from Iraq, the sadness will last more than a moment. Your assurances about planting "a flag of liberty" and of "doing the right thing" is not going to dull the ache in their hearts and the terrible emptiness of their homes. They will lie awake tonight, all of them, their chests pained and heavy, and wonder how they will continue on. Will you do the same?