The War Dead
People are making lists of those who died in 2003. So let us not forget the war dead. This list of coalition combatants by name is updated daily. Not surprisingly I have been unable to locate information about enemy combatants. However the count of civilian dead is approaching 10,000.
No, I don't feel safer. No, I don't think capturing one grubby leader of a small nation state is worth this many lives. As far as bringing democracy to Iraq, well that remains to be seen, doesn't it. I am of the view that a radical religious state may very well be worse.