Casualties in Iraq

The Onion has a rueful infographic; it’s no laughing matter when the satirical site notes, accurately, that zero percent of our casualties have come as a result of weapons of mass destruction — and 100 percent are a result of the executive decision to invade Iraq.

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4 thoughts on “Casualties in Iraq

  1. Brian Armacost March 22, 2007 / 6:18 am

    The cowardice of John Kerry is the best part.

  2. John Lowell March 22, 2007 / 2:49 pm

    Brian,

    I’d contest that. There’s been an even better part from Fr. Neuhaus and his pre-emptive war apologetic. Nothing like “shock and awe” with a clerical collar around it.

    John Lowell

  3. Matthew March 23, 2007 / 6:42 pm

    Are there any accurate numbers on the wounded or causalities in general vs. deaths? While there are supply issues, the body armor and armor for vehicles in Iraq is state of the art… so folks that would have simply been dead 50 years ago are now just horribly disfigured.

  4. Daniel McCarthy March 26, 2007 / 2:51 am

    Here are some casualty stats. The wounded aren’t just disfigured but in many cases maimed — a new development in this war is the number of soldiers receiving traumatic brain injuries. The armor and medical support is good enough that they don’t die, but when they get back to the States they’re discharged from service and sent to the VA, where you can imagine what happens to them (or doesn’t happen: receiving the most aggressive treatment). ]See this story, for example.

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