Tuesday, December 13, 2005


And how to count them.


Similarly, troops killed by "other than hostile means" don't really count in the Pentagon's official figures. Fall asleep at the wheel of a HMMMV because you've been on duty for 18 hours straight? Drive into a canal and drown? Too bad. Unofficial death not counted in the figures. Get sick and die from some exotic disease over there? (They've got a lot of them.) Same thing. Died after evacuation to Landstuhl, or Walter Reed, or even after you return home to your loved ones, and it's the same thing. It's not the "official" Iraq death total. As we said in the late unpleasantness in SE Asia, Xin Loi.


Go see our friend Lurch.

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