4,000th US casualty proves not enough

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death EstimatorWe’re fast approaching the 5th Anniversary of the Iraq occupation. Coincidentally we are 10 official US casualties away from the 4,000 milestone. While focusing on American deaths may grab the public’s attention, no emphasis is still being made to chart Iraqi casualties. The absurd difference between best estimates and what collateral damage our administration will concede, opens critics to ridicule as extremists. Over a million versus thirty thousand. I’ll hold a candle in Acacia Park to commemorate the Iraqi civilian count, however minimized, but I have not one more ounce of memorializing in me for the soldiers who should have refused deployment long ago, and are over there still driving up the civilian death count.

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