In honor of Brian, the son of my dear friend, John, who leaves this coming weekend for his second tour of Afghanistan.
In honor, as well, of the men and women behind these numbers:
4,300 US military have died in Iraq, 179 of UK,
139 from other countries.
30,000 Iraqi troops killed
697,523 Iraqi civilians killed
Total killed in Iraq: 733,232
11,152 Afghan troops killed
7,589 Afghan civilians killed
Total killed in Afghanistan: 19,886