4-30-06

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

This week the news media identified the number of our soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors “wounded” by fighting in Iraq as about 17,300 to date. This is in addition to the nearly 3,000 killed!

A modern Army infantry division, at full strength has about 18,000 men. The casualties in total, then, number more than a complete infantry division. All this to bring “freedom” to Iraq so tenuous as to make necessary the protection of Iraq’s new leaders in a fortress (“The Green Zone”) twenty-four seven!