Letter: Stop the killing.Byline: P.R.Jones
AFTER just one week of the invasion of Iraq, the death toll had ex ceded 1,700 people. On the last weekend in March,10 Britishfamilies assembled at an air base to witness 10 coffins containing their loved ones,being unloaded for burial.
An ex-foreign secretary (in what turns out to be a ``Clare Short Clare Short (born 15 February, 1946) is a British politician and a member of the British Labour Party. She is currently the Independent Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood, having been elected as a Labour Party MP in 1983, and was Secretary of State for International moment'') calls for Britain to end its involvement in a ``bloody and unnecessary war'' and for our boys to be brought home alive.
In response, a government mouthpiece mouthpiece n. old-fashioned slang for one's lawyer. asks what that message,if heeded, sends to those 10 grieving families. The mouthpiece alleges that those families would feel that their loved ones had made the ultimate sacrifice in vain.
Conclusion:The mouthpiece wants yet more families to suffer as those 10 families are suffering-- by sacrificing their own kin in the interests of Uncle Sam Uncle Sam, name used to designate the U.S. government. The term arose in the War of 1812 and seems at first to have been used derisively by those opposed to the war. Possibly it was an expansion of the letters "U.S. .
I don't believe those 10 grieving families would wish their fate on other families. So stop the killing now! Bring the boys home - now!
P.R.Jones, vicechairman,Merseyside Stop the War Coalition.