Count the Uncounted 

Pin It

To most people, 6,037 is a number they would not understand. Why? Because the press—daily or weekly—doesn’t give it a meaning. That is the number of U.S. troops killed since early 2002. One, two, three at a time and not even a line given to their deaths. Granted, they are not as well known as some star arrested for DUI or some local citizen or local politician caught in a web of corruption. No, they are just young kids half a world away who are dying to keep us alive.

Reality is watching lucky people sometimes struggling to keep up with the Joneses. But would it be worth the press—even a small line or paragraph—to mention their names when they fall?

R.A. Lambert

Pin It

More by City Weekly Readers

  • Soap Box: Oct. 6-12

    • Oct 19, 2016
  • Soap Box: Sept. 22-28

    Our readers have spoken! Here's what they had to say about Five Wives vodka, Utah Valley's predictable billboards, Jason Christiensen's apology for anti-LGBTQ comments and more.
    • Oct 5, 2016
  • Soap Box, Sept. 15-21

    • Sep 28, 2016
  • More »

Latest in Letters


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • A Strange and Barbaric Practice

    In the well-written City Weekly cover story on circumcision ["Circumcision Decision," Sept. 17], the God of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions is credited with beginning this practice: God demands that the 99-year- old Abraham cut off his foreskin in order to prove his loyalty.
    • Sep 23, 2015
  • Mike Noel's Resistance to Reason

    I enjoyed Colby Frazier's cover story about state Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab ["The Herd Bull of the House," May 14, City Weekly]. I attended the Great Public Lands Gamble Rally at the Capitol in January 2015, at which Noel audaciously stepped up to the microphone to attempt a refutation (the gospel according to St. Mike) of the "lies" being perpetrated by the proponents of public lands.
    • May 20, 2015

© 2016 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation