The inevitable has happened: A couple of our county soldiers have been wounded in Iraq. Very sketchy details at this point, all we know are their names. We have a high population of military folk here, like most poorer rural areas, and a lot of local National Guardsmen are in Iraq.
It's infuriating to me. Whether or not you agree with the war, our armed forces are clearly undermanned, relying heavily on 'part-time' soldiers like these guardsmen to carry the load that professional lifetime soldiers should have to do. Far too many guardsmen and reservists are paying the price in Iraq for Bush's failure to understand the scope of this conflict.
Just hope these guys are OK, no word yet.