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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Death Toll Reaches 2000, WMD Tally Still Zero

The Washington Post writes

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. Army sergeant died of wounds suffered in Iraq, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The death _ along with two others announced Tuesday _ brought to 2,000 the number of U.S. military members who have died since the start of the Iraq conflict in 2003.

Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander, Jr., 34, of Killeen, Texas, died Saturday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, of wounds suffered Oct. 17, when a bomb exploded near his vehicle in the central Iraqi city of Samarra, the Defense Department said.

Grim Milestone for U.S. Military in Iraq

I thought that they weren't counting it as a death if a soldier died outside of Iraq, but maybe they've fixed that ridiculous method of keeping count. I'm outraged by the whole thing. The White House and Pentagon are going to say that 2,000 is an artificial number that is being thrown around by anti-war folks (umm... lousy peaceniks?) who just want to fan the flames. As far as I'm concerned, one death was too many. 2,000 may be artificial, but it's 2,000 too many no matter what and maybe this artificial number will help more fools to realize just that.

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