Thursday, November 11, 2004
Bad News On Veterans Day
More Than 200 U.S. Fallujah Casualties Reported: NBC: The news follows reports that more than 200 U.S. soldiers have been seriously hurt in the offensive and flown to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany. The Center is usually used to treat severely wounded troops, but there are no official casualty figures yet from the military about the battle for Fallujah. Two planes carrying about 90 wounded Marines and soldiers were due in from Iraq today. Those are troops too seriously injured to be treated at U.S military hospitals in Iraq. A spokeswoman says doctors there are "very busy."
My heart's with the wounded troops and their families. My ire's with the Bush Administration and the right wing media outlets that care more about the "mission." As Michael Moore asked Bill O'Reilly (who evaded answering) during the Democratic Convention (Partial Transcript): "So, you would sacrifice your child to secure Fallujah? I want to hear you say that."