Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Immigrant Blood

The USS Maine Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery


Here are the names and faces of all the dead from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Note the very large number of immigrants and immigrant children in this list.

This war is being fought for us by a lot of people who are not yet citizens of the USA. Some of them are the children of illegals. They are doing a job we just don't want to do ourselves, like working in a poultry processing plant for $5 an hour.

So far as I know, this is the biggest immigrant fighting force since the Spanish American War.

I've known such people myself. One of my former students was from Gambia, and a veteran of the Marines. I've known lots of ex-Marines, and a few of them were White Protestants. Some of them were Filipinos. Another was from The Dominican Republic. One was from Pakistan. Another was from Thailand.

3 comments:

it's margaret said...

The very day Juan presumably turned 18, the Marines were in the juvenile deportation facility recruiting him.... between the recruiters and the baptist ministers they let loose in there.... feh.

BillyD said...

Just the Marines, or do the other branches do this, too?

Counterlight said...

I'm not sure, but I would think that other branches do this too.
All the ones that I met just happened to be veterans of the Marines.