As reported in the Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2008. Following are the names of servicemen who lost their lives in February.
Michael T. Manibog, 31, of Alameda county, Calif: specialist, Army.
Timothy P. Martin, 27, of Pixley, Calif; sergeant, Army.
Corey E. Spates, 21, of La Grange, GA; sergeant, Army.
Jack T. Sweet, 19, of Alexandria Bay, NY; private first class, Army.
Javares J. Washington, 27, of Pennsacola, FL; staff sergeant, Army.
Jerald A. Whisenhunt, 32, of Orrick, MO; staff sergeant, Army.
Gary D. Willett, 34, of Alamogordo, N.M.; sergeant, Army.
To date, George W. Bush has killed through his policies the following number of servicemen;
In and around Iraq: 3,960
In and around Afganistan: 416
Other locations: 63
Contrary to the official GOP party line, and the current administration all US military dead would prefer to be alive. I complain for those who have no voice. It has been the official policy of George W. Bush to forbid public shows of remembrance and memorials for the fallen US servicemen. The president claims that the families of the dead don’t want shows of public memorials for privacy sake. Yet in the Nixon, and Johnson administration there were certainly public memorials for the war dead. The president can implement any policy that he desires against the wishes of the american families that he claims to want to safeguard. If, George W. Bush is so passionate about doing what is right then why does he not order an immediate withdrawal of all US military servicemen from Iraq and Afganistan? It is because he is a hypocrite and a coward and nothing more.