Friday, June 17, 2005

Questions of Some Urgency

True Count?

At several sites on the Web, distressing questions are being raised about accounting for our war dead. It is suggested that thousands of our wounded soldiers who are air lifted from Iraq to our German bases die in the hospitals there. But the official count of the dead, 1702, does not include those who die soon after leaving Iraq. This figure is set at five to six thousand all together. This is certainly a claim that should be investigated. Were I a parent, spouse, or child of one of these soldiers, I wouldn't want them ignored just to make the body count look better.


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