Wednesday, October 26, 2005

An unwelcome milestone

2000 US soldiers have now died in Iraq. And what have they got to show for it? An ongoing insurgency which seems to be getting worse rather than better, a government which uses systematic torture and death squads against its own people, and a civilian population living in fear of random violence from the insurgents, criminals, their own government and the occupying forces.

What a waste. What a terrible, tragic waste.