Thursday, May 04, 2006
And Another One
If you're getting tired of seeing these death notices during your furtive glances at highwayscribery, good; that will give you some idea about how we feel. And we should all be uncomfortable with the increased frequency of their happening and uncomfortable at how comfortable so many of us still are. highwayscribery is literally being taken over by the death notes out of Gov. Schwarzenegger's office and we allow it to occur for its metaphorical value. The war will swallow us up.
These people are dying and there is little more than low presidential approval ratings to suggest anyone is noticing.
The president anounces, with the same casual air he used in providing the number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war ("oh, 25 or 30 thousand...") that we are going to be in Iraq ten years, and that there's nothing he can do about oil prices, and that people shouldn't depend on government if/when the bird flu slays us all...and nothing.
Except more notices.
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Camp Pendleton Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement regarding the death of Sgt. Edward Davis III of Antioch, IL:
"Serving our country is a noble task that Sgt. Davis took on with bravery and fortitude. Maria and I wish to send our deepest sympathies to Edward's family, friends and fellow Marines for this painful loss. His honorable service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten."
Davis, 31, died April 28 of injuries sustained while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, CA.
In honor of Sgt. Davis, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.