Thursday :: Dec 2, 2004

Open Thread


by Mary

As Steve's post showed, November was a particularly deadly month in Iraq for American troops. And it appears that November exceeded the number from April, so it has claimed the dubious distinction of being the second most deadly month since our Dear Leader ventured into this ill-starred land.

One thought I've had is that if it was so bad for the American troops, how many of the Iraqi allies have died in that same time? The numbers must be awful. And if Iraq is getting so dangerous that the roads to the airport or to the borders are deadly traps, what does this mean for the long term? Thinking that Iraq will be peaceful enough for a fair and open election in just a couple of months seems like a fools dream.

Okay, it's your turn now.

Mary :: 12:28 AM :: Comments (6) :: Digg It!