How many more people need to die before the US government changes course We've already spent 250 billion on the war, but things in Iraq keep getting worse. Instead of approving another 72 billion for war, Congress should be figuring out how much money will be needed to bring our troops home now and take care of them when they get here.
We don't think that the death and destruction to the U.S. service people and to the Iraqi people can be justified in any way. We mark this date, and this particular number, because it does represent, we believe, an indication of just how wrong the U.S. policy in Iraq is, just how far off course this administration has taken us. And we basically see this as an opportunity to say to the people of this country, to say to the Bush administration and the Congress that these are too many of our young people who have died in this war.