The war in Iraq turns three today. Just three. It's a little number, easy to swallow—but surprisingly hard to grasp. Three years is 36 months, or 156 weeks; it's 20,000 wounded soldiers, or some 200,000 survivors now safe again at home. War is full of such slippery figures. KIA, MIA, bomb tonnage, rates of fire: These function as stand-ins for the reality of the war; in many cases, quite literally as body doubles. Numbers don't lie, but... More >>>