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"Mission Accomplished" Dept. (cont’d.)

U.S. military deaths reach 2,000 in Iraq: “A U.S. Army sergeant died of wounds suffered in Iraq, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The death — along with two others announced Tuesday — brought to 2,000 the number of U.S. military members who have died since the start of the Iraq conflict in 2003.” (Boston Globe)

BTW, I heard that Bill O’Reilly said something on his radio show along the lines of, “The bombings will continue as long as the American presence does.” Although he was saying it to attempt to inure the public to the continuing death toll until we “complete our mission” (as Dubya always puts it) it is actually, precisely, an argument for the opposite, of course. And it also eerily reminiscent of that old saw about how “the beatings will continue until morale improves”…