By Jason Wojciechowski on July 28, 2003 at 5:50 AM
This Iraq war is starting to take on tones of Vietnam, and we all know how that one ended.
Since the declaration, 49 U.S. troops have died in hostile action and 57 in accidents and what the Pentagon calls non-hostile incidents. A total of 243 U.S. military personnel have been killed since the war in Iraq began in March.
That's from CNN. Basically, a couple more soldiers die every day from a grenade here, a car bomb there. It just keeps adding up. Lots and lots of Iraqis are probably dying as well, but that's not going to make it into the U.S. news. Even without the economic toll of the war (on both sides and, therefore, globally), the human cost should be enough to give anyone pause.
Well, anyone but the current administration.