Sunday, March 18, 2007

More than a Number


This is a listing of the names and ages, by date, of the soldiers killed in Iraq. It's easy to hear a number, like 3105, and not really grasp what that number means. The web site attempts to present this statistic in a more meaningful way.

If you are a fan of the 60's TV show The Prisoner, as I am, you might be remembering I am not a number, I am a free man.

In any case one must also remember what (or who) is not counted in that count. It's the U.S. Soldiers who have died, it is not the wounded, it is not the dead or wounded contractors, it is not the Iraqi dead (which may be over 350,000) nor the Iraqi wounded, and it is not the cost in our souls for being party to this illegal war.

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