Once a month, I track down the numbers documenting the human cost of the war in Iraq.
As of yesterday, U.S. military deaths total 2391, according to U.S. Fatalities. The total number of civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq, according to Iraq Body Count: between 34,593 and 38,743.
So, the score stands thus:
Osama bin Laden: responsible for the deaths of 2738 U.S. citizens
George W. Bush: responsible for the deaths of 2391 U.S. citizens
To everyone who has lost a loved one in this pointless exercise in hubris, I extend my heartfelt condolences and offer my ongoing prayers.