God forgive us. We've killed 3000 service members for no noble cause (to echo Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan). And we've likely killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in our illegal invasion and occupation. For some of the numbers, check out the Iraq Coalition Casualties site. And check out my initial thoughts at my Kate Anne for Peace, Justice and Nonviolence site reachable via KateAnne.com or directly at the title link.
Over the next few days there will be various events taking place to commemorate this latest sombre milestone which dampens the New Year's Eve festivities for those of us who are aware. So many of us are away from our email at this time, even us peace and justice activists.
For events in YOUR neighborhood, or to announce your own event, go to the American Friends Service Committee's special 3000 site.
Thanks for whatever you have done and will do for peace and justice. Let us make it our New Year's resolution to make a better effort to do more. Please. And God bless you and yours -- and everybody. Let us not be stingy with blessings.