Not So Happy Birthday
Brought 'em on.
Think Progress has a timeline overview of the last three years; for a perspective from one family's point of view, check this out: disposable heroes.
I continue to be amazed and disgusted by the wingnut faction that sees nothing wrong with barking for war without regard to the human costs. To them, lives are just so many statistics (or, as I put it in a post last week, so much meat destined for the slaughterhouse)...of course, many of these same folks flail away wildly at even the possibility of being personally affected by ANYTHING (they'll bray like beaten mules about affirmitive action, for instance).