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Monday, May 24, 2004
      ( 9:46 AM )
Just a Reminder

It appears that the news outlets have decided to stop reporting casualty counts. Whether by tacit agreement with the White House to muzzle the truth about our ongoing losses, or because they just can't be bothered, it's a failure on the part of the news media to not recognize casualties.

According to our ever-vigilant lunaville, 60 soldiers have been killed so far in the month of May. The average lingers around 2 1/2 per day (down from 4 per day in April). Still May isn't over and it's already the 2nd heaviest casualty month since last fall.

But someone is paying attention. Veterans for Peace are erecting white crosses on the beaches in California every Sunday, one for each casualty of the Iraq War. Each week the number of crosses increases. But each week, more and more people are noticing. I hope.

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