Iraq’s Single Day Death Toll Tops 100

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CNN is reporting that over 100 people have been killed in Iraq today. Not much to add.

Maybe check out Mother Jones‘ photo essays on Iraq, “Damage Done,” about soldiers who return to the States with disabilities, “Unembedded in Iraq,” about living life in Iraq amidst brutal violence, and “Coming Home,” about seven American families who buried their loved ones.

I wonder if, after the inevitable pull out in 2007 or 2008 or 2009, the American media will continue to make this effort to report deaths in Iraq. I doubt it.

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