How long must we sing this song?
I am upset with the politicians in Washington playing games with the budget.
I am ashamed that the bureaucrats stopped the death benefits to families of our fallen soldiers.
However, I was extremely disappointed that you and I were not more outraged that we still have some of best and brightest falling in Afghanistan.
This lack of outrage reminded me of the lyrics from a U2 Song.
And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die
To become a more informed citizen I started asking the following question; how many soldiers are there now, how many have fallen this year, how many will be there next, and how many more will fall.
The answers were: 63,000, 212, 30,000 to 10,000, and unknown.
My numbers may be off -- but if unknown is larger than one -- that will be another sad day.
Please support our troops and bring them home.
DAVID R. COLEMAN, Richland