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.