Fortunate Sons, Fortunate Daughters

From Holden:

The Pentagon finally gets around to updating the number of U.S. soldiers wounded in Bush’s War on Iraq.

The number of U.S. troops wounded in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003 has surpassed 10,000, the Pentagon said Tuesday in a delayed update of its casualty data.

Of the 10,252 total wounded, the Pentagon said 5,396 were unable to return to duty and 4,856 sustained injuries that were light enough to allow them to resume their duties. The total is normally reported each week, but the Pentagon had not updated the figures since Dec. 22, when the number of wounded stood at 9,981.

That’s right folks, 5,396 of our brothers and sisters have been permanently maimed so far as a result of the Neo-con desire to get a stiffy. Georgie’s body count now stands at 1,340 American soldiers.

But things are getting better, right?

Wrong. U.S. forces have been killing and dying in Iraq for twenty-two months now. And in terms of the number of U.S. soldiers killed, five of the ten worst months have been August, September, October, November, and December 2004 with November 2004 holding the record as the single worst month.

Stick that in your inaugaural pipe and smoke it!