Another 9/11 anniversary. Three thousand dead. A terrible tragedy. A horrific crime.
Five and a half years into the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a million dead, give or take a hundred thousand or so. So much destroyed, so many dead they have to be counted by survey like voters in an opinion poll. No exact number. No real list. No one can read out the name of every dead man, woman and child each year the anniversary comes around. The architects of this crime aren’t being hunted down - they were rewarded. Reelected.
A million dead: Three hundred and thirty three 9/11s. More than one a week, every week for five and a half years.
Or to put it different way, with a diagram of stickmen, each representing a thousand dead: