Today is our 2,631st day in Iraq and our 3,159th day in Afghanistan.
We'll start as we alwas do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of Antiwar.com:
Since war began (3/19/03): 4400
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4261
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3938
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3541
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 172
Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 318
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,086
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 703
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq: 1,457
Journalists - Iraq: 338
Academics Killed - Iraq: 437
This morning....the day after Memorial Day...we find this morning's cost of war
passing through a new milestone. It's been a long time coming, but nevertheless it's a tough number to take. $1, 000, 686, 400, 000 .00
On March 11, 2008
the counter stood at just half that total. It's been 812 days since then, for an increase of about $612, 763, 546.00 per day.
Small wonder the economy is in the shitter.
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