You Do The Math

My hat is tipped to Spc. Freeman, whose The Calm Before The Sand I've just added to my sidebar.

Give him a read - and a shout out if you've the urge - as he's doing his military duty and could use the encouragement of knowing there really are at least a few folks living in the U.S.A. who are actively pressing our politicians to end the insanity in Iraq.

Even if you don't check in on Spc. Freeman, don't let up on your Congressfolk just because they're likely to be a Dem in the 110th. Make 'em prove they were worth your vote!
U.S. military deaths in Iraq pass 9/11 toll
Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:39 PM GMT27
By Ibon Villelabeitia

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The deaths of six more American soldiers in Iraq pushed the U.S. death toll to at least 2,978 -- five more than the number killed in the September 11 attacks -- as bombs killed more than 20 people in Baghdad on Tuesday.

At least 89 U.S. soldiers have died so far this month, making it the deadliest this year after October's toll of 106, and adding pressure on President George W. Bush to find a strategy to extricate 135,000 U.S. troops from the messy war.

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have died since the invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, which Bush said was an integral part of the "war on terror" following the Sept 11, 2001, attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

U.S. officials say 2,973 people were killed in those attacks, excluding the 19 hijackers.

What could be a more fitting headline for the Impeach-mas season?


  1. Impeach-mas, I like the sound of that...thanks for the links!

  2. Hi MB, Milo's quite a writer, isn't he? Wow. Thanks for the link.

  3. With all due...
    I know I am not that fluent yet when it comes to the politics and history of the USA, but that much I know:
    Invading Iraq had pretty much nothing to do with September 11th.
    Like, Bin Laden, Afghanistan, No?

    I'm not saying that Saddam is a white-winged angel (trust me, I'm not... he gets his own credit of being a dangerous terrorist), but oil and family revenge are not quite a sufficient reason for sacrificing so many soldiers.

    So the macabre death-toll mathematics is not really a factor here.
    Sadly, it seems like one huge tragedy, and a terrible mistake.

  4. Nada problema, Nava. Is just to say; even by the Chimperor's logic - convoluted, disingenuous, duplicitous, and just plain delusional as it is - invading Iraq is by any measure a failed endeavour.

    My pleasure, Frederick. I found Milo to be as authentic and articulate in posts as Peacechick Mary is irreverent and aptly humorous.

    I loves to share internet gold with mi bloggin' 'migos y 'migas!

  5. Thanks for the good comment they can word about Saddam.he harbored famous terrorist..even some that was connected to Osama. I think if you let them all slide and do nothing one day they will nuke the U.S. I am not in the mood to be Nuked ya know beer prices will go up ; )

  6. Oops! Forgot to add: Those kids should could sing, and the one played that guitar perfctly, even his tempo shifts.

    Thx again.

  7. All I want for Impeach-mas is the oval office to be cleared of all roaches and rodents. Is that too much to ask?

  8. RAmen, Pop!

    It was bad enough having Reagan in there, but his most (in)famous simian co-star has been an utterly humiliating disaster for our species.


  9. But we're fighting the terrorists over there so that more Americans don't die from terror attacks.

    Wait, let me start over....

  10. He just needs to get his dick sucked and then lie about it already so we can get on with this impeach-mas.


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