Monday, July 07, 2008

Women in our Military: Almost 100 KIA in Iraq

According to The Washington Times, 97 American women, average age 27, including seven single mothers, have been killed serving in Iraq.

That's more than the total of American servicewomen lost serving in Operation Desert Storm [16], the Vietnam War [8] and the Korean War [17] combined.

What does Ben Ferguson think about that?

Iraq vet John Bruhns writes about Grace is Gone, whose title character is a female killed in the war. Money quote:
Last evening I watched Grace is Gone starring John Cusack, a powerful film about a man who upon learning of his wife's death in Iraq, struggles to convey the devastating news to his two young daughters. In my opinion this film should be required viewing for the American people -- especially supporters of the war in Iraq who have no loved ones serving. It set my thoughts racing faster than I could keep up with them.
Bruhns writes further about the death of Army PFC Rachel K. Bosveld, age 19. Read it all for yourself. Click here. Concluding money quote:
This was written as a recognition of all women who wear the uniform. I know that female troops don't want to be recognized by their gender -- they're members of America's armed forces -- first and foremost. But this is the very first war that women are fighting side by side with men up close and personal with the enemy.

In addition, these women have more courage and intestinal fortitude than most men in America -- Especially the cowards who support the continued war in Iraq while they stay home. They justify their lack of service by standing on a street corner waiving the flag and simultaneously spewing neocon rhetoric -- the epitome of the worst element in American society.
OYE Comment:

We thank all our female servicemembers, to include members of female-essential organizations such as "Team Lioness" of the Army's Military Police, for their service and sacrifice to our nation.

Every single one of them is "more of a man" than the likes of Ben Ferguson.


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