Another milestone in Iraq

The U.S. death toll hits 1,500 -- and keeps climbing.

By Tim Grieve
Published March 3, 2005 4:21PM (EST)

George W. Bush has been careful to mark all the big milestones in Iraq: the end of "major combat operations," the capture of Saddam Hussein, the turnover of sovereignty and the elections in January. We haven't heard him say anything about this yet: When a roadside bomb hit a truck carrying U.S. troops in Baghdad Wednesday, the U.S. death toll in Iraq passed the 1,500 mark. As of this morning, it stands at 1,502.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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