with only the worms now to make a sound,
and still the falsehoods and lies abound,
so that some can make a bloodsoaked pound.
Suicide bomb takes British death toll in Afghanistan to 100
By Kim Sengupta
Monday, 9 June 2008
The grim milestone was expected but poignant, nevertheless, and raised fresh questions about a seemingly unending war with a rising toll of lives. Three soldiers were killed yesterday in Afghanistan bringing the number of British fatalities to 100.
The latest casualties were from the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment. They were killed by a suicide bomber – a terrifying new phenomenon in this conflict and something the troops had rarely faced before either in Afghanistan or Iraq.