September 03, 2003

TOMPAINE.com - Wounded, Weary And Disappeared


Purple Hearts
Yes, the official body count of American soldiers during the Iraqi occupation has just recently exceeded the number killed during the "war" itself. But the number of wounded is officially set at around 800 men and women. And others in the know, according to this article at Tom Paine, suggest that it could really be up to the thousands.

Consider, for a moment, what being wounded in combat means. This is not like the disabled list in baseball. I mean, we're talking lost limbs. Lost eyesight. Lost hearing. Permanent paralysis. Gunshot wounds. Shrapnel wounds. Things like that.

The President has yet to visit the wounded at Walter Reed Hospital.

I think that speaks for itself.
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