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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Iraq-The Deadliest Year Yet

From Today's NYT:

2007 Deadliest Year for U.S. Troops in Iraq

Published: November 7, 2007

BAGHDAD, Nov. 6 — Six American soldiers were killed in three separate attacks Monday, the military said today, taking the number of deaths this year to 851 and making 2007 the deadliest year of the war for American troops.

Didn't the White House just tell us that the surge was working?
Seems like the obvious is happening exactly as we should expect- the more live bodies we ship to Iraq, the more dead ones come home. Maybe this is some kind of a Malthusian solution to the continued shrinking of job opportunities for our young people without M.B.A's or technical skills? Or maybe it's just a grim reminder of the futility and senselessness of the Bush "Shock and Awe" doctrine. (Read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine
to get a clear picture of what Bush, Cheney & Co. are up to and why)

We stopped the VietnamWar by protesting but it almost seems as if nobody is very upset by what's going on in Iraq or at least not upset enough to get off their butts and out into the street. You can say all you want about the "Flower Children", the Hippies et al but at least they got the job done.