Monday, May 30, 2005

The other casuality list

I don't read Doonesbury any more. Trudeau used to be talented and funny. Now he's just a self-absorbed jerk who uses his Sunday-morning comics pulpit to spew on about his hatred of George Bush and his incomprehension that we're in a war we didn't start. It was a little hard to miss what he's doing over this week, however. In a gratuitous abuse of the fine men and women who have lost their lives serving in the military during this war on terror, he's pulling his own little "Vietnam Wall" by filling the frames of his weekly allotment of space with the names of the fallen. I salute and honor them, unlike Mr. Trudeau. He only cares about them for the length of their names.

The list Trudeau never seems to want to publish is the other casuality list. The one containing the names of the men and women in uniform who died that sunny morning in September 3½ years ago at the Pentagon. Don Surber of West Virginia has. More than that, he's done the homework to provide links to the bios of each and every one of them. Well done, sir.

I will not forget.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin