Wednesday, February 28, 2007

U.S. fatalities at 3-year high for this period

As the chart shows, U.S fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan have reached a 3-year high for this period of time. With deployment of the surge proceeding in spite of Congressional misgivings and Non-Binding Resolutions, it is apparent that with more troops in theater comes more deaths and casualties. It appears as though the Congress has backed off its initial intensity and has concluded by default to let the surge take place and see the result in a few months. Meanwhile, soldiers follow their orders and we continue our daily lives. It is sad that we have come to the place of feeling impotent as a society and carry on as if nothing had changed. Such naivety and complacency will come back to haunt us.

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