As a human being and an American, with feelings of likeness and empathy to my fellow man, woman and citizen, I can only hope, and offer a prayer, that the number who die, and the people who suffer, from the fruits of our works, and the choice of our leaders, is minimized. May I never forget, in the passion of war, that our fellow Americans, the unfortunate Iraqi conscripts, and the oppressed Iraqi civilians, are children of creation, and the family of God. I wish them the best.
And to my boys from Pacific Beach, good and loyal Marines fighting for our most sweet lady of liberty, an extra-special shout out! May God bless and guide your hand, and bring you home.