Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Our Finest.

Without the names of those who were killed during the last few days of October, I've counted 72 men and women from Illinois killed in Iraq since we invaded in March, 2003.

Since Denny Hastert's Congress allows the Pentagon to shuffle the wounded like peas in a shell game, those numbers are not known, nor are the true numbers likely to ever be known.
    ...Not without thy wondrous story, Illinois, Illinois,
    Can be writ the nation's glory, Illinois, Illinois,
    On the record of thy years,
    Abraham Lincoln's name appears, Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois, Illinois,
    Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois.
Tell me about the noble cause of freedom again.

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