26 January 2006

Screw You, Joel Stein

This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry Division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood, TX.

The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. Kalat was so grateful for the American's liberation of his country; he melted 3 busts of the fallen Saddam and made this sculpture as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors.

Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months. To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.

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Blogger Ron Franscell said...

From MSM/blogger Ron Franscell at http://underthenews.blogspot.com ...

I've long believed that you couldn't be both anti-war and pro-soldier. Imagine yourself talking to a young soldier and saying: "I think everything you risk your life to do is ill-advised, inhumane, murderous, sickening and the people who declared this war are liars, cheats, thugs and swindlers who don't care if you die ... but I support you entirely."

Do you think that young soldier FEELS supported?

7:38 PM  
Blogger Shanah said...

The "conflict of interest" concept when it comes to being anti-war yet pro-soldier is ridiculous. All of a sudden, the same liberals that insist on seeing "shades of grey" in everything feel the need to be black and white when it comes to soldiers in war? Please.

When it comes down to it, you have young men and women volunteering to die, if need be, just to protect you and your rights. If you can't respect that, no matter what side of the political spectrum you're on, you are a heartless, selfish, ignorant human being.

9:19 PM  

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