i’ve not posted about the war for a long time.  frankly, it depresses me too much.  but this, this i just couldn’t pass up.

as i’m sure you know the united states passed a landmark this week – 4,000 dead american service men and women from the war in iraq.

voenix rising sum’s this up nicely and puts it all in perspective over on his blog – that’s the equivalent of a typical metropolitan high school.  4,000.  harrowing to think about no?

there is justifiable outrage at this latest milestone in the “war against terror”, but where is the outrage at the number of iraqi’s that have died?

40,940 – iraqi civilian casualties

to put that number in perspective – culver city, california has approx. 40,000 people in it.

for another perspective, and to put a face on the war in irag – click this to make it bigger (it’s a mosaic made up of the 4,000 dead).

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click to make bigger

in other war news – king george had this to say about the milestone:

U.S. deaths in Iraq ‘laid foundations for peace’

ummm…. sorry, but war does not beget peace.   peace is a whole other concept.

 

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