Sometime on August 15th or so, it being St. Mary the Virgin Day, the number of Coalition forces deaths in Iraq passed the 4000 mark. The day came and went. I did not notice.
Several sad things to note: British forces have lost more of their military in the "surge" period than at any other time. The number of US dead stands at 3,724. There are now more than 27,500 US wounded, bringing the total dead and wounded to 31,500 or more.
"Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death."
"May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace."
End the War.