Dec 052008

For an intelligent mammalian species with a total of ten appendages on the ends of those limbs that they do not use for perambulation, the number 10 and its various integral powers have special significance. The square of 10, that is, 100, is no exception. Unfortunately, this is also the number of such intelligent mammals who have been, as of today, killed in a place called Afghanistan, while wearing the military uniform of an even larger group of intelligent mammals who collectively call themselves Canada.

The number is alarming, but so is the trend.

Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, by quarterly period

Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, by quarter.

 Posted by at 7:33 pm