1500 families mourn

As you've probably heard, the number of coalition troops killed in combat in Iraq has now topped 1500. Inspired by It's Time and a few other blogs, I've added two links to the column on the right, under "The Cost of War" blogad.

Of course the human cost of war is really incalculable. Homes destroyed, families left with nothing. Fatherless children, of any nationality. Lost eyes, lost limbs, lifelong pain from physical wounds. Lifelong pain from exposure (and sometimes complicity in) violence. Compared to the general public, veterans of combat have higher rates of alcoholism, drug addiction, domestic violence and felony convictions.

Bring them home now.

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