I have to wonder. what kind of cosmic joke made it so that four American soldiers died yesterday as a result of a roadside bomb? 'tis way too neat that we now have 4,000 dead on our side – not counting "contractors" or those soldiers who died of their injuries outside Iraqi soil. not counting the hundred(s) of thousands iraqis that have lost their lives, their families, and their country.
the March 31 issue of The Nation has coverage of the occasion, including some pieces on how the war in Iraq has affected – maybe caused – the economic recession we are enjoying right now. if you can, grab a copy at your library; or read them at the The Nation website, from where I got this graphic (click thrice to embiggen)
I am very impressed by the work and thoughtfulness that went into this graphic: /golf clap.