Monday, August 21, 2006

NUMBERS Number of US military fatalities in Iraq since the war began: 2611

Number of "laughter episodes" noted today in the official White House transcript of the President's morning press conference: 25

UPDATE: Both figures are up from March 21. On that date, 290 fewer US troops had died in Iraq; four fewer laughter episodes were noted in the transcript of that morning's presidential press conference.

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