2,500 US Deaths In Iraq As Of Today ...
Today, Thursday 15th June 2006 is a landmark; a lamentable landmark, by any civilised standard.
For the Pentagon has announced that [ at the time of releasing the information] the number of American lives lost fighting in [ the illegal invasion and ongoing occupation of ] Iraq, as conceived, commanded and continued regardless by George W. Bush, has now reached 2,500.
That is, in case some people still haven't realised it, a higher US fatality figure than the number of the American victims of the catastrophic W.T.C. carnage of 11th September 2001.
And even as we sit here and write this, that number has very likely already increased.
By the time you are sitting reading this, the odds are that that total has grown even higher.
As for the number of [mainly innocent civilian] Iraqi people who have been killed, are still being killed and are destined yet to be killed -- that's simply anybody's guess.
Since, as a certain brass slimeball bare-facedly said so early on in this shameful shock and awe show -- nobody counts Iraqi deaths.
Educated estimates made by some concerned souls, well yes, maybe. But as for any official figures -- we're afraid we'd all better just forget it. Forever.
So, upon such a solemn subject we've decide we shouldn't say too much.
The truth is that we shouldn't need to.
Surely such sombre facts and figures speak -- so succinctly -- for themselves.
Here's what BBC online had to say earlier today.
But from This Old Brit, that is all.
May you and yours sleep the sleep of the innocent; peacefully, safely and soundly.
Have a good night.