Today is our 4,643rd day in Afghanistan.
We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing war, courtesy of Antiwar.com:
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,329
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1,121
We find this morning's Cost of War passing through: $ 1, 544, 179, 200, 000 .00
We'll start with a brief look at Iraq this morning. Here's the latest figures regarding Iraq, from the same sources as above:
Since war began (3/19/03): 4489
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 4347
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3627
Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 256
Since Operation New Dawn: 66
And our costs in Iraq are currently running at $ 816,941,570,000.00
I did that just to remind us what we've bought with our blood and treasure. And looking at "going back"...there's no hearts and minds to win here; they're already lost.
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