Tuesday, September 25, 2007

sad milestone

Today we recognize a sad milestone in Bush's quest to bring democracy by the sword. (Lord knows the ballot box doesn't work!)

The semi-official US death toll reached 3800 when a Task Force Lightning soldier was killed in an IED attack in Diyala Province. With the deaths of an additional 300 foreign troops, the total death toll for the Coalition of the Billing stands at 4100.

Despite the escalation allowed to occur by a complicit "Democratic" majority, the civil war in Iraq continues unabated.

[Editor's note: often ignored are the American civilian contractors killed (and killing) in Iraq. Conservative estimates should add at least 150 to the US death toll, but there is little or no oversight into the dealings of these mercenaries funded by US taxpayers. More here...]


Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Poles!

Thom said...

Actually, 21 Polish troops/personnel have died in Iraq (part of the 300 dead coalition members).

I should have mentioned the civilian death toll. Numbers there are even harder to come by. Roughly 2000/month isn't disputed by most.