Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Grin milestone watch

You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a story in the drive-by media trumpeting the latest American death toll in Iraq and Afghanistan. And whenever that toll approaches some multiple of 1,000 we're bombarded by a barrage of "grim milestone" headlines.

So it was fortuitous timing, I thought, that I came across Terrorist Death Watch, a web site that keeps a running tally of the bad guys killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, just as the bad guy death toll is nearing a grin milestone of 7,000. The current tally is at 6,996.

Oh, and that's the toll just since January 2006. Only Allah knows how many came to call on him between 11 September, 2001 and December 2005.

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