Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Proof positive that reading George Will only once a quarter is enough to pay rich dividends without wasting precious time doing other things -- such as reading blogs.
On Oct. 23, just 10 days before the election, the war in Iraq will have lasted as long as the 584-day U.S. involvement in World War I, from the April 6, 1917, declaration of war to the Nov. 11, 1918, armistice. And probably in late September or early October the number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq will pass 1,000.

The war already has lasted longer than the Spanish-American War (230 days), and on Dec. 9, 42 days before the next president is inaugurated, the war will be longer than was the war with Mexico (630 days).
Longer than US participation in World War One . . . now that's fodder for a banner at the Republican National Convention, don't you think? Or maybe "Iraq: Our eighth seventh sixth longest war . . . ".

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