posted on May, 9 2005 @ 12:12 PM
another tragic milestone.......but so will 1601 and 1602 and 1603 ect..............
i wonder how the people would react to the rest of the story
11/2/04 60 minutes
How many injured and ill soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines - like Chris Schneider - are left off the Pentagon’s casualty count?
Would you believe 15,000? 60 Minutes asked the Department of Defense to grant us an interview. They declined. Instead, they sent a letter, which
contains a figure not included in published casualty reports: "More than 15,000 troops with so-called 'non-battle' injuries and diseases have been
evacuated from Iraq."
Many of those evacuated are brought to Landstuhl in Germany. Most cases are not life-threatening. In fact, some are not serious at all. But only 20
percent return to their units in Iraq. Among the 80 percent who don’t return are GIs who suffered crushing bone fractures; scores of spinal
injuries; heart problems by the hundreds; and a slew of psychiatric cases. None of these are included in the casualty count, leaving the true human
cost of the war something of a mystery.
and it is not the fact that casualities happen but, the fact that the total 'stats' are not be reported. these people with injuries that are 'non
life threating' like no arm, hand, fingers, permanant disabilities that will forever change thier lives are just looked past. then add that to what
we now know about the 'reasons' for starting it in the first place.......................