Happy Birthday, TestPattern

It's the second anniversary of TestPattern.org, and also the second anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.

The good news is that although this site didn't exist two years ago, it now gets about 8,000 visitors a month, or about 20,000 hits. I can only hope that this trend continues as more people become aware of what is happening in the world today.

The bad news is that two years ago, not a single American soldier had been killed in Iraq, and now 1,700 US servicemen and women have been killed in combat, as many or more have been 'non-hostile' casualties, thousands have lost arms or legs, and more than 100,000 Iraqis have perished.

And for what? So that we would bring to justice those responsible for the attacks of 9/11? So that we would defend against possible attacks with weapons of mass destruction? So that we would spread freedom and democracy in the Middle East?

To paraphrase John Kerry, who will be the last American to die for Bush's mistake?