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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Our Noble Mission 

The numbers continue to climb. April's total for US casualties is at 104 (much higher than the previous high of 73 last April), and the total number of US military fatalities in Iraq now stands at 705.

Sure, it's "not at Vietnam levels." Different place, different time. This is only the deadliest US military action in thirty years, with no signs of slowing down. If anything, the pace of killing has picked up considerably. Add to that the 9,000-11,000 Iraqi civilians and untold Iraqi military deaths during the invasion--not to mention all the victims of the terrorist attacks that have swept through Iraq since the invasion and occupation--and you've got a bloody mess.

I wonder if anyone has counted the Iraqi wounded.

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