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Friday, September 08, 2006
Horrific Milestone
The official death toll of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was 2,973.

As of last Sunday, the number of US troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan reach 2,974.

Think about that on Monday.

UPDATE: I want to draw attention to the comment - thanks tfg. A powerful terrorist group may have attacked us on 9/11, but in destroying the regimes of the countries where Al-Queda is supposedly hiding, or has links to, the US has not only killed a lot more Iraqi's and Afghani's than were killed on 9/11, but we opened up a Pandora's Box of tribal, sectarian, religious, ethnic, war. This war has manifested itself in killing more than twenty times the number of US 9/11 casualties. The DOD will never give out the numbers of civilians we killed, but they delight in telling us how many civilians die from insurgent and suicide attacks every day.

The truth lies somewhere in less than between.

Well said tfg.

Remember that on Monday too.

There are no winners in this.

There never are in war.
posted by Broadsheet @ 10:29 AM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At September 08, 2006, Blogger tfg said…

    Let's not forget the estimated 40,000 innocent civilians killed in Iraq. 9/11 was a tragedy, for certain, but mathematically Iraq is about 20 times worse.

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