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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Grim Figures for Veterans Day

Usually, there is nothing more powerful than a personal story to pound home the cost of eight years of war overseas, but I think today there is something even more disturbing to bear.

It’s the number 89,457.

As of Nov. 9, that’s how many American casualties there were in Iraq and Afghanistan since Oct. 7, 2001, when the Afghan war officially began. That includes a tire-screeching 75,134 dead, wounded-in-action, and medically evacuated due to illness, disease, or injury in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and 14,323 and counting in Afghanistan, or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
Latest reports are that Obama wants to send up to 34,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

I'm afraid that I think this madness will only end when the US, and much of the world, is reduced to a smoking, charred, radioactive wasteland.


Blogger nickname said...

Our "Christian" nation is led by

Our economy would crater even more than it already has if the military
industrial/security complex were to collapse. If that were to happen. what would we have left? Corporate drug dealers, pornography, gambling, and prisons?

As Jesse Jackson said many years
ago, we need to rethink how we define what constitutes our national security interests.

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