Wednesday, August 24, 2005

A Marine's Aunt Grieves

Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, 21, of Lexington, Ky., was killed on August 6, 2005. He died in an explosion from a suicide, car bomb while conducting combat operations in Al Amiriyah, Iraq.

In response, Comley's aunt, Missy Comley Beattie of New York, writes a heartbreaking essay that is more compelling than anything a hundred of us bloggers could express.

An excerpt:

For those of you who still trust this administration (your percentage diminishes every day), let me tell you that Chase Johnson Comley did not die to preserve your freedoms. He was not presented flowers by grateful Iraqis welcoming him as their liberator. My nephew died, fighting a senseless war for oil and for contracts, insuring the increased wealth of Bush and his administration's friends. He died long after George Bush, in his testosterone-charged, theatrical, soldier-for-a-day role, announced on an aircraft carrier beneath the banner, Mission Accomplished, that "major combat was over."
Go here for the rest.