Enlightened ramblings of a minarchist libertarian with Objectivist tendencies

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Fallen Heroes

A good friend of mine recently sent me this picture:

It is composed of the images of 607 soldiers which have died in Iraq. It is very creative and sad. Sad not only because of the loss of life, but sad that someone would try to politicize their lives in a way that many of them would undoubtedly disapprove of.

Let me make this extremely clear. All of these men were volunteers. Just as I did from '90 to '96, they volunteered not only to take the lives of others, but to give their own lives to their country. Every single one of them made the decision that they were willing to lay down their lives in service to their country.

So yes it is sad that they died, but fully understand that it was a choice they all made willingly.


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