In the month of October, American forces in Iraq have lost at least 100 service members. This is the toll we can count; this is the toll the press pings on. But what is the true human cost? I'm not sure. And, I'm not sure anyone knows, at least right now. Perhaps it is too early. Perhaps we'll never know. The Washington Post has an intense look at the cost of the conflict on the living, following one Marine Reserve company on their return from seven months in Iraq. The article, and the accompanying multi-media presentation, is worth your time.
My question is simple: what will we, individually, collectively, and as a country, do to support those who have worn the uniform in service in order to "implement policy by other means"? We, as a country, and our elected representatives, owe them much.