The Toll

From Friday’s, the casualty figures in Iraq are:

Number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq since Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 19, 2003: 732
Number killed since George W. Bush declared an end to “major combat” on May 1, 2003: 594
Number killed this month: 136

Paul Wolfowitz, the man considered one of the architects of this war, doesn’t know that.
Is it because we can’t hear the names of the dead?
Or because we can’t see them?
Despite the recent charges against the guards at Abu Gharib prison, the great majority of men and women in uniform are decent, exceptional human beings, put in a situation that they have no control over, and for which they have been ill-equipped. Their sacrifice should not go unnoticed, nor should those serving over there be forgotten. Please support our troops.