Tuesday, June 01, 2004


Interesting statistic.
A news report published last week in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirmed what many people in rural American have known all along - that small towns pay a disproportionately high price when it comes to war.

The newspaper reported that of 798 Americans killed in Iraq since the war began just over a year ago 47 percent hailed from communities of less than 40,000 residents. That number represents an extraordinary sacrifice on the part of such small towns because they make up only 27 percent of the population.

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