Today is our 2,120th day in Iraq.
We'll start this morning as we always do, with the latest casualty figures from the warron terra...courtesy of Antiwar.com:
Since war began (3/19/03): 4221
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4082
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3760
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3362
Since Election (1/31/05): 2783
Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 316
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 630
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 412
Contractor Deaths - Iraq: 445
We find this morning's Cost of War
passing through: $ 585, 898, 600, 000.00
So. We've all torn the page off the calendar, and most of us are looking at 2009 with a fair amount of hope and optimism. Unfortunately, for families with someone in the military, 2009 is the same as 2008, or 2007, or 2006, or....
Some families are adopting unusual coping mechanisms to deal with the endless cycle of separation and worry. There's an interesting story
from yesterday's Globe about one family.
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