To hold a vigil commemorating the
3000th US soldier death
a tragic way to start the New Year--3,000 troops dead. 3,000 precious
lives, so unnecessarily lost. 3,000 families left to mourn their
children, their siblings, their spouses, their parents.
has been said that when George Bush launched this unjust war, he
imagined the conflict would last no longer than 10 days, with a
maximum of 100 casualties. Now we have been in Iraq longer than
the US was involved in World War II, and more Americans have died
in Iraq than on American soil during the attacks of 9/11. Of
course the Iraqi casualties, all too often overlooked, continue
to be even more staggering.
the execution of Saddam Hussein fills the news, we are reminded
that fighting violence with violence, that this cycle of revenge,
will only lead to more of our soldiers dying. And
we're worried that with the media focusing on Saddam's death, our
3,000th soldier death will be unduly glossed over. Let's not let
recommend organizing or joining a vigil to mark this latest heartbreaking
milestone. You can find vigil information and further suggested
And join us in Washington, DC from January
27-29 when we'll bring our Women Say Pull Out NOW message
to the mass mobilization. Let us use the grief in our hearts to
fuel our work for peace.
we raise our voices loud enough--in pain and outrage and hope--we
can bring our troops home in 2007.
heavy but optimistic hearts,
Farida, Gael, Gayle, Jodie, Liz, Medea, Nancy, Patricia, Rae, Samantha,