Today is our 3,714th day in Afghanistan.
We'll start this morning as we always do; with a final accounting of the numbers from Iraq, courtesy of Antiwar.com:
Since war began (3/19/03): 4484
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4345
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3625
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 255
Since Operation New Dawn: 66
And although the cost of war
continues to run for both conflicts, as of this morning the Iraq number was passing through: $ 807, 740, 220, 000 .00
I expect it will be quite some time, indeed if we ever know, what the final cost of the Iraq war was to the United States.
I had contemplated simply posting a list of the war dead today, but there are some things to ponder after leaving Iraq. But there is a list of casualties
you may want to spend some time looking over.