The October Toll in Iraq: 101 and Still Counting

What can be said about yet another grim statistic from the tragedy that is Iraq? The US military deaths have reached 101, with another day left in a month. Iraqi casualties are considered underestimated despite a new record of 1170. Steven Hurst reporting for The Associated Press covers the casualties and statistics.

The timing was just right “for an unannounced visit,[by] National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley ” to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his security chief, Mouwafak al-Rubaie.

Apparently the Bush Administration is not happy with how things are going there. They need to move faster according to Hadley.

A question did occur to me as I was shifting from election fraud to deaths in Iraq.

If a soldier dies in combat between the time he sent his absentee ballot and the election, does it still count?

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2 Responses to The October Toll in Iraq: 101 and Still Counting

  1. Ginny

    Both JK and Barbara Boxer talked about this today here in L.A. I’ll have more later.

  2. Ginny Cotts says:

    During my Election Judge class this evening, I asked the county elections supervisor. The vote would be counted, even if challenged.

    I’m thinking of a new car sign.

    There will be dead people who vote in this election.

    All of the soldiers who filed absentee ballots and have died in the interim.