This article rightly points out that our information dissemination system here in the USA has refused to acknowledge the fact that the number of dead due to our war in Iraq is likely around a million people at this point. This is a tragedy that will possibly never be understood by us here in the USA. Definitely we have no understanding at this point as the average American believes that 10,000 Iraqis have been killed since the beginning of the war. When it comes to random sampling our politicians, editors and reporters become weak kneed. Weisbrot quoted someone saying, “if you don’t believe in random sampling, the next time your doctor orders a blood test, tell him that he needs to take all of it…” which is a great way of showing the validity of these sorts of studies.
As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving and glut ourselves on Turkey and other foods and watch a couple of football games a day and start the all-materialistic soulless holiday shopping spree this weekend, let us pause and think about the carnage our government is carrying out in our name in Iraq… and is trying to start in Iran. Then, our gratitude may be toward God for helping us to realize that we must fight the reasons for our out-of-control mission in Iraq, the holocaust that we have allowed to happen on our watch.