Thursday, December 28, 2006

blood on the shoulder of narcissus


as little as a week ago, it did not seem likely, but the number of u.s. deaths in iraq may pass 3000 before the year's end.

while december's deaths (101 so far) are still lower than october's high (106), the casualty rate (3.68/day1) has picked up dramatically and has already surpassed october's (3.55/day2).

that number will sit like a vulture on bush's shoulder during his coming state of the union address.

1, 2 (includes all coalition deaths)

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