Happy Terrorist Day, America & allies! Consider this body count.
9/11 Terrorist Attack
2,749 people killed (BBC News)
War in Iraq (e.g. only a slice of the War on Terror)
3,774 U.S. Soldiers (Iraq Coalition Casualties)
298 Coalition soldiers (same source as above)
71,000-78,000 non-combatants (Iraq Body Count)
..not to mention all the wounded, amputees and self-afflicted deaths.
Total "excess deaths" in Iraq, e.g. the estimated increase in mortality as a consequence of war, since the invasion: 655,000 people (Washington Post)
How many must die so the eagle can soar? So the Washington warlords can fill their pockets? Is this the way you commemorate the victims of a terrible act of violence?
My thoughts to all those left behind throughout this conflict on all sides.