Monday, January 30, 2006

Deaths in Iraq-an Update

U.S. military deaths stand at 2,241, as of January 28. If you want to get a regular update of this news, follow this link: Military Deaths. CNN reports (with slightly less recent numbers) that there have been 2438 "coalition" deaths. They keep a running list of names, with pictures and cause of death. It's heart breaking, but bears looking at nonetheless. And of course, "we don't do body counts", so counting civilian deaths is a difficult matter. But as of this morning, Iraq Body Count reports that the civilian death toll now stands between 28,224 and 31,826.

So now what? Blogging these numbers gets the word out only the tiniest little bit. It keeps the conversation alive, which is important. But what else is there to do?

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