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For the rest of you itinerant, channel-switching lurkers out there, I hope you can spare 90 seconds to check out what's really happening. So as not to test or tax your attention span, I'll just present three or four items of what's really going on:
- In the single policy venture which most currently and ultimately defines the historical legacy of George W. Bush - his un-provoked, unnecessary, largely unilateral invasion and unplanned occupation of Iraq (UULUIUOI) - American fatalities (KIA) reached 2,630 today. That's 53 this month. The number of American service men and women sustaining life-altering wounds in Iraq have reached 8,922.
- In Iraq, Fewer Killed, More Are Wounded
New data shows better technology and tactics are keeping fatalities down, but injuries remain high.
Saving more American lives in the war zones means more people must be treated for amputations and other serious injuries, perhaps for the rest of their lives.
- In order to extend his UULUIUOI another two years - until such time as he can blame his mess on his Democratic successors, Bush is in the process of converting our all-voluntary military into involuntary conscription.
- Spike in Violence Shatters Calm in Iraq
In Iraq, a series of explosions, gunbattles, car bombs and executions over the past 48 hours have left at least 192 dead, including eight U.S. soldiers. In one attack, a car bomb was detonated at a police checkpoint near the Ministry of the Interior, killing at least 16 people.
Thank you for your attention.