Of course, let's ignore the maimed. In fact, the amount of wounded is no different than in the middle of hte Vietnam war --- our medicine, and military medicine in particular, are just that much better at saving lives. I'd like to see a number including deaths and maimings. People like Moose wouldn't be minimizing it were we to see those numbers.
Fact is this war was justified with lies and we were mislead about the costs -- only a few voices were seriously talking about this before the war and the "liberal MSM" wasn't covering any of it. Anyone remember Brent Scowcroft's op-ed in the WSJ 6 mos. before the war. I just heard about it. It was dead on --- now why didn't that get coverage at the time??? Oh yeah, it's because the MSM is "liberal."
"we have yet to lose 3/4 of the numer of citizens who died in a single day as a result of ignoring the growing Islamic terrorist problem?"
As noted, this was not done by Iraq!!!
When events intensify and march with giant steps to their culmination, racing toward the crisis, the main thing is that the leadership and people keep their nerve, stubbornly and persistently overcoming dangers and difficulties, letting nothing distract them from the continuation of the course that they once saw as correct, keeping their eye only on the good star of their fate. Suddenly one day the clouds that hid the sun will clear and the sky will again be bright. So it will be in this war, too.