Wednesday, October 07, 2009

And That Was Just the Human Deaths!

I was laying awake last night in my hotel room in Fairfax, Virginia, surfing late night TV. A newscaster was on screen, talking about the eight anniversary of the start of the Afghan War. She said, "During that time, almost 800 people have died."

And that's just the human deaths! Countless other, non-human deaths could be added to that score, such as Afghan flying squirrels, Afghan hedgehogs, Russian tortoises, and Afghanis.


  1. Tibor Machan proved that Afghans are just stimulus-response machines.

  2. Anonymous8:57 AM

    800 US soldiers died. How many other humans?

  3. Lots. Far more than 800.


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