August 19, 2008
The Crosses, Row on Row…

Neighbors of mine, producers for Bill Moyers, put up a thousand home-made crosses on their property in memory of the many, many thousands Bush has killed in the war we let him wage.

That was several years ago, and even then a thousand crosses was not nearly enough. The disparity grows worse. The war goes on and spreads. Democrats, Republicans, we still let it.

By next summer the weeds will have hidden the crosses completely. “It will be worth it if in the end I manage,” the poet Philip Larkin once wrote, “to blank out whatever it is that is doing the damage.”



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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 19, 2008 01:17 PM
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In Philadelphia, Constitution Center, twice a year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we are getting out of room for our tombstones display!

http://www.arlington-libertybell.net/

Posted by: Monique Frugier on August 20, 2008 11:43 PM

Lafayette, CA has a hillside covered with 4000+ crosses for Iraq dead. They are in the process of adding several hundred more crosses to commemorate the Afghanistan sacrifice. Pictures are available in bay area papers.

Posted by: Craig Nelson on August 21, 2008 1:34 AM
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