Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tired Legalities

Every Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense provides an online update of American military casualties from the "war" in Iraq and Afghanistan. The campaign is referred to as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

4,105 Killed.
30,275 Wounded.
Don't forget that wounded on the battlefield usually means embedded shrapnel and loss of limbs, not scrapes or sprains.

This isn't including the countless numbers of Iraqi citizens caught in cross fire.

The report went out at 10 a.m. how many more people do you think died since then?
Check back next week for the stunning conclusion ... err, sorry there's no end in sight. Check back next week and hope that number didn't jump too many places. Wait, what is this war about again?

Happy Tuesday, don't forget to top off that gas tank!


Grad School Reject said...

Look on the bright side, citizens of D.C. can now legally own handguns....wait, that's not quite "bright" is it?

p.s. - Sorry for being absent, e-mail to follow shortly, June officially was "teh suck."

CrystalCabinet said...

Wow that's an effectively depressing post. At least it would have been if I wasn't listening to the M83 song "Graveyard Girl". It's just so positive-sounding.

Too bad the song only lasts for 4 minutes and 52 seconds.