Saturday, August 07, 2010

For what?

As of July, 2010, 1,822 coalition troops have been killed in Afghanistan - and it's getting worse. June was the deadliest month ever for Americans in Afghanistan - but that record didn't last long. July was even worse.

Our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already killed over twice as many coalition troops as people killed by al-Qaeda in the September 11th attacks. And that's not including the wounded, disabled and disfigured soldiers. It's not including the wrecked marriages and ruined lives of soldiers and their families. The Army averaged one suicide per day last month. At this rate, we'll lose more soldiers to suicide than roadside bombs very soon. And a lot of soldiers are killing themselves unintentionally, too.

Nor does it include the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi and Afghan civilians.

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