The Charge of The Light Brigade (January 29, 2007)

Bush is in a hole and is digging deeper; he is digging even more graves.  The troops are being sacrificed because of arrogance, cowardice and stupidity.  Of the 21,500 or more troops to be condemned, there are likely to be 600 casualties.  About 70 to 80 likely will die.  There is a 7 to 1 ratio of severe wounds to deaths.  About 490 to 560 brave Americans will be severely wounded.  600 towns, 600 families, 600 moms, 600 dads, and innumerable wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, grandmoms, granddads, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

“. . .

Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Their’s not to make reply,
Their’s not to reason why,
Their’s but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

. . .”

–Sir Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava, 25 October, 1854, Written in 1854

And likely 6000 dead and wounded Iraqis.

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