10.26.05

The toll

Posted in at 9:14 by RjZ

2000 American soldiers dead says the Washington Post.

Some of my readers have complained that I’ve written about money spent in the Gulf coast without mentioning the huge expenditure in Iraq. Well, I don’t agree with the war in Iraq but that doesn’t mean I have anything to contribute to this ‘debate.’ Meanwhile, let’s have a look at how well the media even notices that we’re up to 2000 Americans and thousands of Iraqis killed since the U.S. invaded.

Don’t miss Iraq Body Count while you’re at it.

Update: If I’d have known that the Washington Post would trackback to my blog I’d have written something more interesting. Meanwhile, new readers, please check out other posts where I actually do have something to say. And thanks for any comments!

2 Comments »

  1. Penelope said,

    October 26, 2005 at 10:28

    I don’t know what to say about this “debate” either. I was against the war before it happened, and I had no power to stop it. I voted for someone other than Bush last election, but there weren’t enough people like me to make a difference. (And yes, I realize that “like me” might only mean “white enough and suburban enough that her vote got counted.” That is an interesting, though now fruitless, debate.) Statistics like this just make me sad.

    What makes me happy, though, is that the Washington Post is now linking to Ron’s blog! Check it out! Just click on the Washington Post link in Ron’s entry, above.

  2. Ian said,

    October 26, 2005 at 13:34

    The press tend to tally the human costs of going to war by counting those killed. There have been over 15,000 Americans wounded in the war so far. The effect that these wounded will have on our country will cost us more than the death of 2000 Americans. The press has shown some stories of these wounded Americans but the numbers are hardly ever mentioned. The wounded will be the hidden cost from the war.

    And all I wanted was a pepsi.

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