10 soldiers were killed in Iraq on Wednesday, bringing the total for the month to 30.

The ever so slightly good news is that almost everyone except the worst president ever has acknowledged that our present course of action isn’t working.

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What’s sad almost beyond comprehension is that no one has any idea what to do next. An immediate pull-out is likely not in our best interests. On the other hand, one of the definitions of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again, each time expecting a different result.

Meanwhile, for the record:

American Deaths as of 6 December 2006

Since war began (3/19/03): 2918
Since “Mission Accomplished” (5/1/03) 2781
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 2452
Since Handover (6/29/04): 2052
Since Election (1/31/05): 1482