Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sacrifice Update....

The latest number of KIA's is here. Take a look at the daily breakdown here. At the current rate, and not even taking into account the injection of more troops, we'll pass 4,000 dead sometime in October.

24 Comments:

Blogger Lifetime Fiscal Conservative said...

A graph of monthly deaths is at:

http://icasualties.org/oif/US_chart.aspx

2/08/2007 1:59 PM  
Blogger wendyo said...

Sorry, we have the Anna Nicole Smith Death Festival™ to attend. Can't be bothered with news of the war, deaths or the Libby trial.

I don't know if anyone has seen Randy Newman's brilliant musical op-ed (Just a few words in defense of my country) but it should be required viewing.

YouTube link up at http://www.randynewman.com

2/08/2007 6:32 PM  
Anonymous rapier said...

When we attack Iran it is likely that Shite attacks on our forces will rise. Remember that 90% of attacks now are Sunni based.

If things fall apart in the worst way in regard to a Shia uprising it is possible that we could be seeing hundreds and thousands die in a short period.

Don't assume the Green Zone is safe. It probably is but imagine it falling. Saigon in 75 would look like a picnic.

I don't know enough about this to be offer any probabilities on these worst case scenarios happening but just remember this. It could get much much much worse in Iraq.

2/08/2007 7:28 PM  
Anonymous George said...

I have read that we are using some sort of new "accounting trick" such that not every soldier killed as a result of the war counts as a "combat death". Our sophisticated battlefield medicine now allows kids who would have died in an earlier war return home to enjoy life in a hideously maimed or brain damaged state. It annoys me no end that the injured kids are never considered when we tally up the damage. If we counted ruined lives as equal to a death, I wonder how George Bush's Vanity War would compare to Vietnam? Not there yet, but a hell of a lot closer, I suspect. I believe that we have already surpassed Vietnam in inflation corrected dollar cost, though perhaps not yet as a fraction of GDP.

2/08/2007 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.iraqwatch.org/perspectives/rumsfeld-openletter.htm

2/09/2007 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillotine#The_guillotine_outside_of_France

2/09/2007 4:37 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Hedley Bowes said...

"The decisive ideological struggle for out time"

Armageddon by another name?

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/020807L.shtml

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/020707R.shtml

2/09/2007 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...All that is important during the actual war is accurate knowledge of one's own resources and of those of the adversary ... Das Kapital is an attempt to provide such an analysis... The conceptions of natural rights, and of conscience, as belonging to every man irrespective of his position in the class struggle, are rejected as liberal illusions ... Moral, political, economic conceptions and ideals alter ... to regard any one of them as universal and immutable is tantamount to believing that the order to which they belong ... is eternal... Hence the contempt and loathing poured by Marx upon the common assumption, made by liberals and utilitarians, that since the interests of all men are ultimately and have always been the same, a measure of goodwill and benevolence on the part of everyone may yet make it possible to manufacture some sort of general compromise. If the war is real, these interests are totally incompatible... He detested romanticism, emotionalism, and humanitarianism of every kind, and, in his anxiety to avoid any appeal to the idealistic feelings of his audience, systematically removed every trace of the old democratic vocabulary from the propagandist literature of his movement...

The war must be fought on every front, and ... a political party must be formed out of those elements ... destined to emerge as the conquering class...

The characteristic for which Marx sought was not novelty but truth, and when he found it in the works of others, he endeavoured, at any rate during the early years in Paris, in which his thought took its final shape, to incorporate it in his new synthesis...

Marx sifted this immense mass of chaotic material ... and in the light of it constructed a new instrument of social analysis, whose merit consists in the remarkable combination of simple fundamental principles with comprehensiveness, detail and realism... [berlin]

2/09/2007 12:03 PM  
Blogger the bewilderness said...

I expect the death toll to increase exponentially over the next year, just as it did at this stage of the occupation of Viet Nam.

2/10/2007 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we know about how we were mislead into this war, the lies and propaganda, and we aren't even sure why we are there, it seems people - young people, keep signing up to fight. It boggles the mind. Wouldn't they rather live and fight another day, when we have intelligent, ethical and moral leadership that actually cares about humanity and the planet.

Not WMD.
Not Bin Laden.
Now, not Al Qaeda?
WSJ’s Paul Gigot: ‘We Didn’t Go To War Because Of Al Qaeda Links’

2/11/2007 4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j072803.html

2/12/2007 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.amconmag.com/03_24_03/cover.html

2/12/2007 5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/628

2/12/2007 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/12/hannah-iran/

2/14/2007 2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/0215/breaking4.htm

2/15/2007 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/18/INGN1O5DUO1.DTL

2/18/2007 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10558

2/21/2007 5:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/22/AR2007022201743.html

2/23/2007 1:25 AM  
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