Person of the Day: Unknown Soldier

An Unknown Soldier. The next to be sacrificed, in this war for a lie, for the rich fantasy life of politicians and the tribal fears of the the rest of us…on the fourth anniversary of the invasion. He/she will be perhaps someone you know, or not. But to paraphrase Arthur Miller, “They were all our sons and daughters.”


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