And so George Bush's ill-conceived troop "surge" begins: in the past 3 days, 14 American soldiers died in Iraq. The US military said the death toll for the month-to-date is 59.
The Associated Press reports at least 3,545 Americans have died since the war began in 2003 and thousands more have been seriously injured.
Thousands of Iraqis, including civilians, have been killed in the conflict. And many British soldiers and journalists of all nationalities have fallen victim to war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
An excerpt from Alice Walker's poem "Not Children:"
"War is no
"...It is something
A cowardly servant
to be spread out
"The only thing