I thought it'd be nice to take a minute or two to revisit a photo I uploaded here back in October of Specialist Kim Choy gripping her M-16 in one arm and her Teddy bear in the other as she prepared to board a 20-hour flight to Kuwait before deploying to Iraq. They've been gone almost three months now and within an 8 day period this month, her 4th Bridage of the 1st Cavalry Division lost six of its members in two separate events there.
Of all the photos I posted on the blog here last year, this is one of my favorites (and one of the most powerful). I hope Specialist Choy and her Teddy bear are still safe.
And while looking through old photos, I came across the words of some of our old "warriors" and thought it'd be nice to review them here also. First, from our vice president comes the following:
if we were to follow the comments, for example, of Democrats that a lot of them made during the last campaign about withdrawing U.S. forces, we simply go back and re-validate the strategy that Osama bin Laden has been following from day one, that if you kill enough Americans, you can force them to quit, that we don't have the stomach for the fight. That's not an answer.
It's nice to know Dick "the-insurgency's-in-its-last-throes-May-31-2005" Cheney can be so resolute using our kids, family members and loved one's lives to reaffirm to Osama bin Laden and all terrorists we're willing to sacrifice as many Americans as it will take to avoid admitting the Bush Cheney failure.
Or, as our old warrior Bush has reminded us, "I really am not the kind of guy that sits here and says, 'Oh gosh, I'm worried about my legacy,'" reaffirming he doesn't give a shit what Americans think of his lost Iraq war.
Hopefully, these are reassuring words to Specialist Choy and all the troops now in Iraq or those who will be heading there soon for the escalation.