Friday, September 01, 2006
* * * HIATUS * * *
This time, so I know you can't skip it, I'm putting the bad news first.
We should be ashamed.
Since we invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003:
2,641 U.S. service members killed.
19,323 U.S. service members wounded.
but the Iraqis must be much better off for our being there, right?
- Iraqi civilian deaths estimated at between 41,041 and 45,613
in "W"'s War.
O.K., enough mea culpa. This will be a fairly short trip. Leaving this morning for 'Jubilee' at Weston, WV, and will return sometime Monday. Actually, it's the Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts & Crafts Jubilee. No musical instruction here. I'll get to hear some good playing and get into a few jams, amongst 'Bum the Wonder Horse' and the man with the bee beard, plus the usual assortment of rare and exotic foods one finds in events such as this. We're van-camping here and my daughter and her two kids are tent camping beside us. Should be a good time!