Figure Macabre

On the day that the 4,000th soldier was killed in Iraq, a roiling of activists took to the streets all over the country.
It struck me that the “No Blood for Oil” has been valid since WWI but no one has ever calculated this way:
If a barrel of oil holds 42 Gallons and
If the average soldier weighs 170 pounds and has six quarts of blood
And, if, there are 4,000 dead
Then, we have filled 143 barrels with American blood.
– Diane Dreyfus
Granny Peace Brigade

One thought on “Figure Macabre

  1. Just picture it. And weep. And work for change. Thank you for the reminder of why we have to keep on saying no to the policy that hogging all the world’s resources will keep us or anyone safe.


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