Days, dollars, dead

2001 to present: Iraq and Afghanistan

DAYS: I just can’t count them – a decade times two. Figure it out.

DOLLARS: $1.2 trillion

DEAD SOLDIERS: 6060

Afghanistan – nearly into the tenth year; 1600 US fatalities, 11,700 wounded, $419 billion.

Iraq – well into  the eighth year of that war; 4460 US fatalities, 32,227 wounded, $783 billion.

And me? I’m headed off to visit, eat hamburgers, hot dogs, wilted salad and watermelon. And so it goes.

7 responses to “Days, dollars, dead

  1. God bless them all for their service and sacrifice. Without them, the tyrants would rule over the unwilling.

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  2. True that Moe…..

    Doug is right…..

    Don’t confuse the people who send them off with the people who go……

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  3. In my opinion, we can truly honor our veterans with adequate medical and mental health care, rather than parades and cook-outs. This recent court ruling on the VA broke my heart.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/42995663/ns/health-health_care/

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    • And all the while Ahab, half our homeless population since the Vietnam war was vets – now it’s Iraq and AFghanistan vets. Shame, shame, shame on us.

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  4. That too Ahab

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