Tuesday, October 25, 2005

American Deaths in Iraq Pass 2,000

We knew it would happen soon, and now it has, as reported by Agence France Presse. What a milestone. Congratulations, GWB. Great job.

The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration over its role in the violence-wracked country.

For the first time, a majority of Americans believe the Iraq war was the "wrong thing to do", according to a poll published in The Wall Street Journal.

Expect Bush to put together some pious words about how we are all so sad about the deaths in Iraq, and how we all support their bravery and courage in making the greatest sacrifice, and how their sacrifice is necessary to keep America safe and strong and free. And then he will return to hobnobbing with his rich and powerful friends, and his totally, completely sacrifice-free life.

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