Deaths continue needlessly

Every time I turn on the news or listen to radio reports, somebody else has died or been killed in Iraq. This is a daily occurrence, but what’s interesting about these particular deaths is they all could’ve been avoided.

Had the Americans attempted to stop the Tyrant Chief Administrative Officer of the country, we wouldn’t be in this situation right now.

And as of right now, I don’t care about what any republican, democrat or independent has to say about it because the fact is, we went to war over stupidity.

There were no weapons of mass destruction.

Saddam Hussein and other Iraqis haven’t been proven to be responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks and now the United States economy is on a continuous downfall.

Because of this massive nonsense, unnecessary deaths keep happening. According to an article in the online edition of The Sydney Morning Herald, the government isn’t reporting the correct number of war-related casualties or injuries.

The central command in Qatar gave an estimate of 926 injuries, but Lt. Col. Allen DeLane, in charge the airlift for wounded persons to Andrews Air Force Base said this number is understated.

DeLane said, in the article, over 4,000 have been wounded since the war started and the 232 deaths reported as a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom is an understated number as well.

Is this shocking? Yes.

The more and more I view the news, listen to broadcasts or read newspapers I get more and more confused on how the country let one man kill hundreds of people.And if we don’t pull the troops out of Iraq soon, the number will reach thousands.

Approximately 1.3 soldiers have died daily since the war ended May 1.This is ridiculous, sad, disturbing and preventable.

Americans don’t understand they have the power to revoke whatever the president says. This war is causing the economy and people to die.

Ignorant people, you should get off your butts, cease letting verbal sewage spew from your mouths and do something productive.

Unless you’re just some sick maniac who likes to see people die, this death toll number should affect you too.

If you don’t do anything else in your life for this country, do this.

Your voice does count. But if you don’t use it, no one can hear you.

Robyn K. Mizelle, 20, is junior broadcast journalism student from Lake City. She can be reached at