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Thursday, December 14, 2006


We have passed the 25,000 point in Iraq - 25,000 American causalties*. Almost 3000 dead, and more than 22,000 grievously injured.

We're not talking about a scratch or a few stitches here and there. Battlefield medical care and personal armor have improved to the point that many of those who would have died in wars past are surviving. But their injuries are quite serious - missing limbs, brain damage, the sorts of injuries that our servicemen and women will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. And all the while the Republican Congress, while audibly supporting the troops, keeps cutting veterans' funding.


Watch this slide show.
*Estimates of Iraqi casualties vary. Exact numbers are unknown because the American military doesn't keep track. Medical studies in the Lancet suggest about 500,000 excess deaths since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.


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