Monday, March 20, 2006

War

What a perspective. These statistics say a lot, at least to me.

American Deaths over the Last Three Years Put in Perspective:
Auto Accidents: 120,000
Falling Down: 45,000
Poisoning: 27,000
Drowning: 12,000
War in Iraq: 2,300

Number of Anti-War Protestors in NYC on Sunday: 200

Agree with the war or not, it hasn’t been nearly as big of a debacle as the mainstream media would like for us to believe.


3 comments:

Kelly Sime said...

Gotta disagree.

Just because *only* 2,300 people have died from the war in Iraq does not mean it's justified. You should argue about why the war is sound instead of how significantly the media portrays it.

In response to the 200 protestors, those were just the ones in NYC. Those were just the ones on Sunday. What about the countless Americans who quietly disagree with the war, but choose not to demonstrate?

Also, I'd like to know where you got your facts from. This would be a more credible argument if you cited your source.

Hope I'm not too harsh--just some other sides of the argument...

Jeremy said...

Good post, Sara. The mainstream media are merely hyenas who feed on death and decay.

As for Kelly's comments, there's never been a war in which everyone agreed was justified. There were even Americans who were against the American Revolution and sided with England. Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you Sara. Freedom doesn't come free just because we happen to live in America. Many have fought to preserve our freedom, some of my family among them. Thank God for the brave men and women who are deployed around the world on behalf of freedom. You don't want to get me started on my opinion of the mainstream media..... Pam