Monday, March 24, 2008

3/19 Iraq War Blogswarm - Blogs Starting with L

Here are links to the posts from blogs starting with the letter "L," along with brief intros quoted from the posts.

Lady That's My Skull:
5 Years
5 years in Iraq.

Is the view for their future any clearer than the one through this bullet-riddled windshield?

Lee's River:
Today is the fifth anniversary of the launching by the United States of the war against Iraq and its people.

Clearly, the media advisors and the speechwriters at the White House will be on message today to say things like: To Retreat is to Signal Weakness. We Must Forge On or the Forces of Destruction Will Prevail!

It should be noted that this blog's author did a tremendous job with a variety of posts on the Iraq War leading up to the blogswarm.

Left in Alabama:

No More War!
Today marks the anniversary of the devastating and tragic arrogance of George W. Bush. This country and most others will never be the same. We often hear of the monetary losses involved in this crime but it is the immeasurable state of America's status in the world that very well may never be recovered. And even more critical and irreplaceable is the obscene number of dead, wounded and displaced Iraqis. Too many of us sat idly by while our rights were chipped away at and our country was stolen. Complacency is the primary enemy and we all must work actively to defeat it and bring an end to the criminal activities the U.S. is involved in, not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, but throughout the world.

Left of Centrist:
Numbers You Can't Count On: Five Years Too Many
Five years. 60 months. 260 weeks. 1,826 days. 2,629,440 minutes. 157,766,400 seconds. Half a decade. Nearly one-tenth of my life. But these are all superficial numbers. The numbers that matter, are the ones that affect us as a nation - the toll on our nation’s treasure, the casualties we have suffered in spilled blood, the respect of our country and our stature in the world community - and the impact on each of us as individuals.

Liberal Avenger:
Iraq: What You Can Do
The war has created 5 million refugees

If you really want to help the people of Iraq, there are three things you can do:
(Crossposted at appletree)

Life's Journey:
5 Years War
"The song is about an innocent young guy, who, after the events of 9/11, wants to do his part for his country. He doesn't know he's going to end up in Iraq, watching the horror that's going on there and he ends up losing his life. It's a subject that needs to be spoken about and is in some ways, a continuation of one of the songs we did on the last album." RC

Little Country Lost:
Iraq War 5 Year Anniversary... Whatever
About a month ago I promised to write a post about the Iraq War on March 19th because it is the 5 year anniversary of that tragic day when we all sat in front of our televisions, watching the greenish night-vision images of the streets of Baghdad, waiting for the military we all finance to start dropping bombs on people who never did a thing to hurt us. I signed up for this blogswarm out of a sense of obligation, because my country started a war 5 long years ago. I have to say something.

A little R&R:
Are you better off now than you were five years ago?

Happy anniversary, everyone.
When ever the world witnesses something historic, we have a tendency to remember exactly where we were when the feces hit the rotating blades. Such was the case five years ago today. I was watching the initial invasion of Iraq on television with the publisher of our newspaper. Wayne is probably the best supervisor I have ever had. It never affected our working relationship when we disagreed about something.

Living w/MS
March 19 War Anniversary
Good job, George.
Tonite, on the news, ABC said that the war has cost us 400 billion dollars so far. 400 BILLION. Unfathomable.
I wonder if that money could have been better spent on the hungry kids in our nation. Or maybe it could have fixed the foster care system. Or for low income housing. Or maybe even the health care problem. Hell, I'll bet 400 BILLION dollars could have solved several of our major crisis's in the U.S. How about the whole Katrina debacle? The prison system?

Long Buried Sin
Baghdad By Nightvision
The Iraq war began like a primetime television event, and indeed that was what it was.

Lotus - Surviving a Dark Time
March 19 Blogswarm, Part One, Two, Three, Four
Yet there is still another kind of cost, one not measured in dollars, another kind of wound, one that draws no blood and leaves no visible scar. A cost, a wound, that those who have experienced war, even those who appear healthy, can carry inside themselves.

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