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Counting Deaths in the Iraq War, Body by Body

August 02, 2003

It is absurd that there would be any objection to the media showing the dead bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusai. Let these two dead men serve as a warning to any nation that might even consider any type of terrorism against the U.S. The photos of these two dead mass murderers and/or rapists hopefully will be implanted into the minds of any person or nation that has an idea of doing harm to the United States.

Thank God we have a president who actually follows through on his remarks to stop terrorism against the U.S., instead of a president who drops a couple of bombs to distract the nation from the Monica Lewinsky testimony on TV.

David Moseley



Every soldier in Iraq has a name, a life story and a family. Steve Lopez honored one such son and husband, Evan Ashcraft, who symbolizes the terrible loss of life faced by young men and women serving their country at great risk (July 27). Prior to the war, I remember one radio commentator asking people on the street what their threshold was in terms of casualties. Every response reflected some arbitrary number that first had to be met before support for the war would change. I was appalled that anyone could so casually put a numerical value on the loss of life. One soldier's death was more than I wanted to accept.

Perhaps an outcome of this war will be that we strengthen our resolve to use international diplomacy to help those who live under brutal tyrants of the world. In this way, we honor those who lost their lives and we build a more peaceful future for the world's children.

Susan Perlson


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