2001 to present: Iraq and Afghanistan
DAYS: I just can’t count them – a decade times two. Figure it out.
DOLLARS: $1.2 trillion
DEAD SOLDIERS: 6060
Afghanistan – nearly into the tenth year; 1600 US fatalities, 11,700 wounded, $419 billion.
Iraq – well into the eighth year of that war; 4460 US fatalities, 32,227 wounded, $783 billion.
And me? I’m headed off to visit, eat hamburgers, hot dogs, wilted salad and watermelon. And so it goes.