Today is our 2,106th 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): 4212
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4073
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3752
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3353
Since Election (1/31/05): 2774
Other Coalition Troops - Iraq: 316
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 629
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 408
Contractor Deaths - Iraq: 445
We find this morning's Cost of War
passing through:$ 581, 975, 000, 000.00
So this is Christmas. As you'll note from the ticker at the top of the page, "President" Bush will leave office in just 28 days, perhaps the best Christmas present the nation ever got.
But what of the veterans?