Today is our 3,037th day in Iraq, and our 3,565th day in Afghanistan.
We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing wars, courtesy of antiwar.com:
Since war began (3/19/03): 4472
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4333
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3613
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 244
Since Operation New Dawn: 44
Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 318
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,657
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 921
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq: 1,487
Journalists - Iraq : 348
Academics Killed - Iraq: 448
We find this morning's cost of war
passing through: $ 1, 219, 624, 000, 000 .00
I do want you to keep that number in mind today, as the histrionics continue over the debt-ceiling debate.