Wednesday, December 27, 2006

US Death Toll in Iraq Surpasses that of 9/11

On September 11th, 2001 the United States lost 2,973 of our family members to a senseless act of violence targeting the innocent.

As of Christmas day 2006, 2,978 service men and women have been killed in Iraq, surpassing the total number of those killed on 9/11.

The New York Times reports, "With new casualties announced by the U.S. military on Tuesday, the death toll of American soldiers since the March 2003 beginning of the Iraq war was at least 2,978 -- five more than the number killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania."

Five + years after the attacks we still have not brought those responsible to justice, while we've sacrificed the same number of our American family members in a needless, unjust war.

Merry f$%&@!%$ Christmas.