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2,000 dead

A solemn and tragic milestone — 2,000 American soldiers killed in Iraq. From AFP:
The US death toll in Iraq reportedly hit 2,000 amid a sharp spike in violence that killed 14 Iraqis as the nation awaited results of a key vote on a charter aimed at curbing sectarian violence.

The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration over its role in the violence-wracked country.

2,000 dead. Tens of thousands maimed and injured. The Iraqi deaths and injuries are more than ten-fold of that of Americans. Was it worth it? This war was originally about the imminent threat of WMDs. That was proven unfounded. Then this war was about the link between Sadaam and 9/11. That was proven unfounded. Then this war was about the War on Terrorism. That may be true, but we are losing that battle. Former National Security Advisor (under H.W. Bush) Brent Scowcroft puts it this way, "This was said to be a part of the war on terror, but Iraq feeds terrorism." Was it worth it?

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