Nationwide vigils for our 100 dead in Iraq Families of the bereaved and antiwar campaigners are holding vigils for the 100 British forces personnel who have lost their lives in Iraq. Stop the War Coalition held a protest in Parliament Square last night. They were joined by Respect MP George Galloway and former Labour MP Tony Benn to read out the names of the dead before today's planned vigils throughout the UK. Yesterday, Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, 31, became the 100th British armed forces personnel to be killed since the start of hostilities in Iraq. He was married with children. His family of the British soldier killed in Iraq have paid tribute to a man who was "the epitome of a modern, professional soldier". Just a day earlier, 22-year-old Lance Corporal Allan Douglas, also from the 7th Armoured Brigade, serving with the 1st Battalion The Highlanders, was killed by enemy fire in southern Iraq. Prime Minister Tony Blair has vowed to see through the job in Iraq. He said: "It is important because what is happening in Afghanistan and Iraq is that the people of those countries want to leave behind terrorism and extremism and they want to embrace democracy." And Defence Secretary John Reid paid tribute to the "determination, courage, professionalism and sacrifice" of British personnel in Iraq. Of the 100 British military personnel who have died since March 2003, 77 have been killed as a result of hostile action while 23 died from other causes. Happy with the acknowledgment of the troops sacrifices but absolutely sickened by the use of the mourning of the dead to put a political message out, what right's that piece of scum Galloway got to have anything to do with HM forces, wasn't it he who was reported as supporting the very people who did these killings? Anti-war using the media attention this subject has as a ferry to get their message across, snivveling c*nts, they don't rally care, they're just piggy backing. Stupid trampy, scummy, long haired student, weed smoking wastes of oxygen, what do they know about anything tossers. Cannot even properly honor the memory of those fallen in the name of allowing them to act like such tossers freely.