Friday | August 08, 2003
Tragic milestone reached in Iraq
CENTCOM has announced the death today of yet another servicemember in Iraq, this one a soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division.
It's an unexeceptional death, as far as these things have gone. The media will likely ignore it, as it's wont to do these days.
But the killing is significant. We have now officially lost more people after Bush's "mission accomplished" speech than before. The total is now 257 Americans lost, and 301 if you include the Brits.
53 Americans have been killed since Bush's "bring them on" moment.
And military families are now organizing against Bush.
Update: I actually screwed up the math -- We still have 21 to go before we match the count of the before/after Bush's carrier spectacle. We have now lost more men and women than before the fall of the Baghdad statue.Posted August 08, 2003 07:47 AM