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October 25, 2005

U.S. military death toll in Iraq reaches 2,000

Great news! We finally made it. The slow drip of death. And how many Iraqis are dead? Will we ever know? From CNN:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The war in Iraq saw two milestones Tuesday that reflect the country's path toward democracy and its human toll as officials said the referendum on a draft constitution passed and the number of U.S. military deaths reached 2,000.

CNN's count of U.S. fatalities reflects reports from military sources and includes deaths in Iraq, Kuwait and other units assigned to the Iraq campaign.

The U.S. military does not publish an up-to-date running tally of deaths.

Among the latest casualties, an American soldier was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb, and a roadside blast killed two Marines in combat Friday near Amariya in the western Anbar province, according to the U.S. military.

President Bush, speaking to military spouses at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, said the best way to honor the dead would be to complete the mission in Iraq.

Ah, finish the mission. You don't even know what the fucking mission is! Revenge for your dad's attempted murder, democracy through chaos, oil! The all time cluster fuck continues...

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