it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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Yesterday was not a good news day. More bombings where there are bombings every day, Rosa Parks' passing on, the harrowing of the Yucatan.

And there's another bit of bad news hovering, upon which jmhm and pecunium comment. (and read the Adam Felber post she links, too).

ETA: And now that it's come to pass, xiphias has a few salient words from Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Kipling, upon this Ct. Crispin's Day.

CNN has a list.  There have been 2,192 coalition troop deaths, 1,998 Americans, 98 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, two Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 26 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, one Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of October 24, 2005.

It's regularly updated. There are photographs. I think it's only fair for those of us who don't have to wonder if  #1999 and #2000 might be us to go recognize them.

Meanwhile, Iraq Body Count has running estimates of the civilian cost. 26,690 - 30,051, as of this morning.


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