Saturday, December 31, 2005

Sometimes it's the simple things that are the most eloquent and moving

AP photo

The headline on Yahoo, "Sign tallying military deaths upsets Army," caught my eye and I clicked on the link to find the image above showing Scott Cameron of Duluth, Minnesota, sitting beside his simple, poignant sign.

That's right... That's why I got involved in political blogging in the first place. Not over whether the right team or the left team wins or loses, but because there's a human cost in fighting a war that was begun primarily to enhance the prestige of a President.

Sometimes it's just the simple things, a small sign with numbers that change daily, or a mom sitting in a folding chair near the entrance to an estate, that cut through the noise of ideological competition and remind us why we're competing in the first place.