Monday, January 1, 2007

A Grim Milestone...

I woke up this morning, only slightly hungover, to the grim news that the 3000th American soldier has died in Iraq. This number, of course, doesn't reflect the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been murdered in this wrong and insane occupation, this unnecessary, unprovoked war. Please visit the link to United for Peace and Justice ( or the American Friends Service Committee (, for ideas on how to mark this tragic number.

Another Grim Milestone -- 3,000 Deaths Too Many .

U.S. Toll In Iraq Reaches 3,000
Deaths in December Most in Two Years
By Nancy Trejos
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 1, 2007

BAGHDAD, Dec. 31 -- The number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq since the war began in 2003 reached 3,000 on Sunday, a symbolic milestone at a time when the Bush administration is rethinking its strategy for the increasingly violent conflict.

As the year drew to a close, the U.S. military announced that a soldier was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb while on patrol in a southeastern neighborhood of Baghdad. Two soldiers were injured in the attack. Their names were not released.

The Defense Department also announced that Spec. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Tex., was killed by small-arms fire Thursday in Baghdad.

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