Sunday, March 25, 2007

Discuss Issues: Texas Death Rates Highest in the War#links

Discuss Issues: Texas Death Rates Highest in the War#links

If memory serves me correctly, there have historically been more soldiers from the South serving in the armed forces than the North. Now if memory serves me correctly again, Texas has the second highest population per state, after California. Still, for Texans, perhaps this is what could make them lose support for this ridiculous war.
Thanks Worried for posting this. Worried chose her handle based on the fact that she has a son in Iraq. A war she doesn't support, and a son who has to, whether he wants to or not. Hope your son comes home safe and sound Worried!

4 Comments:

Blogger lindsaylobe said...

Hi Ingrid
I posted a commment over there; I think even the most patriotic War supporting voter must surely now acknowledge the terrible mistake it was to invade Iraq, whose secretarian violence was always going to erupt to its present day debacle.

Best wishes

10:17 PM  
Blogger Robster said...

I'm not so sure about this. Most of the people who support the Bush administration in Texas usually live outside major metropolitan cities. I'm sure most of the soldiers who died also came from smaller cities or rural areas. It's worth checking out.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Worried said...

Thank you for the link, Ingrid. I hope this posts. I'm having a lot of trouble accessing bloggers' comment pages.

I find that people from rural and small towns in Texas seem to be involved in the churches whose pastors preach evangelical and fundamentalist doctrines, and therefore are more inclined to be pro-Bush and believe his lies.

I have the same problem with certain dear members of my own family. They are sincere, devout, practising Christians but are sorely deceived. They can not and will not accept that Bush's wars are about anything but protecting our nation and our freedoms. He's their hero. They consider me to be an apostate and pray earnestly for my soul.

Sigh!

2:06 AM  
Blogger Worried said...

PS: It is my grandson but as dear to me as a son. He is home now from his 2nd tod in Iraq, suffering from PTSD, which the military psych says is not PTSD but merely "normal combat stress". Excuse me??? I guess that explains his temper fits, insomnia, nightmares when he does sleep, stomach trouble for which he drinks bottles and bottles of antiacid meds, vomits blood, his extreme survivor's guilt syndrome, his constant worried expression when in repose and habit of rubbing his forehead, , etc. etc.

But the army is "working with him". Now they claim they will not send him back to IRAQ for a 3rd tod as previously scheduled; instead, they say they'll send him to Afghanistan in the fall. Whoop de doo!

2:22 AM  

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