Thursday, July 26, 2007

Iraq War Grief Daily Witness - Day 71

top photo Mohammed Ali, 17, waits to be transported to a burn center after a car bomb attack in the Karradah neighborhood in central Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 23, 2007. Three parked cars exploded in a predominantly Shiite area in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 19, police said.
(AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali)

middle photo The casket of U.S. Army Pfc. Le Ron Wilson is carried into his funeral at Christ the King Church in New York July 17, 2007. Wilson, 18, from New York, died July 6, 2007, in Iraq of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

bottom photo This April 2007 handout photo provided by ATK Corporate Communications shows Lake City Army Ammunition Plant Vice President and General Manager Karen Davies. The plant produces nearly 1.4 billion bullets a year, a dizzying figure driven by war demands. Although no one knows when the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will end, the ammunition industry is preparing for a downturn in business, hoping to avoid a post-Cold War style drop-off that forced some to close doors.
(AP Photo/ATK Corporate Communications)

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from the musical Hair

Ripped open by metal explosion
Caught in barbed wire
Bullet shock
Throbbing meat
Electronic data processing
Black uniforms
Bare feet, carbines
Mail-order rifles
Shoot the muscles
256 Viet Cong captured
256 Viet Cong captured

Prisoners in Niggertown
It's a dirty little war
Three Five Zero Zero
Take weapons up and begin to kill
Watch the long long armies drifting home

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RubDMC said...

for peace
for patience when required
for urgency when overdue (h/t supersoling @ BMT)

dada said...


sgtredleg said...

Your grapihic word and visual depictions are as close to real warfare as we are able to perceive in our soft, comfortable, naive society. However, thanks to our self-sacrificing warfighters and law enforcement officers we are able to view your left wing propaganda in the relative peace of our homes and communities.
But instead, maybe we should do as you democrat/old hippie types desire and bring our warriors home. Then, instead of keeping the fight over there it will be in our hometown malls and schools.
At least you would not have to go too far for gory pictures and sappy sonnets and you could keep your nursing skills up to date by performing meatball surgery on your own countrymen.

olivia said...


anniethena said...

for peace