"The continuing U.S. casualties are lamentable, but the losses so far are low by the standards of guerrilla wars ? far fewer than the 500 soldiers the British lost in putting down a previous Iraq insurgency in 1920." -- Max Boot, Foreign Policy, January/February 2004
CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2004 ? More than 500 pairs of empty Army boots were placed side-by-side in downtown Chicago Wednesday to serve as a reminder of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.
The black boots, some dusty and dirty from use, were placed on Federal Plaza in front of a posterboard display that listed the names, ages and states of all soldiers killed in the war.