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DEATH TOLL IN IRAQ...WE SHOULD STOP PLAYING WITH NUMBERS

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:59 am    Post subject: DEATH TOLL IN IRAQ...WE SHOULD STOP PLAYING WITH NUMBERS
From Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:00 am to Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:59 am (included)
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Much has been made of the fact that the number of US deaths in Iraq has now surpassed the number of victims of the 9/11 attack.

Although this is a terrible waste of life we must once again not get caught up in numbers.

These were 2,975 individuals. These are someone’s sons or daughters, fathers or mothers, husbands or wives.

These are mostly young people who had their whole lives in front of them.

The average age of those killed is 26 years old.

Many of these young victims had very young children having just started families.

Their widows and children were left with very little.

After 9/11 the world came together to support the families of the victims and still it was not easy.

5 years later and we are still fighting to properly honor those killed and to recover the remains of those who died.

The families of those killed in the current war have no such support system.

After pressure from numerous groups the death benefit was finally increased but it is still no where near what is needed.

Few are not even aware that widows of those killed in action are forced from their base housing six months after the death of their spouse.

To many this was the only home they ever had.

Now they have lost not only a spouse and a parent but a home as well.

We spend hundreds of billions every year on the military but practically nothing to take care of those injured or the families of those killed.

Even if we spent 5% of the military budget on these items we would be able to properly care for those who have been injured or the families or those who have died for our country.

Please take a moment and read the commentaries from earlier this year.

We should be thinking about things like these and not just playing with numbers.

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