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Thursday, June 08, 2006


Political humor of the day

There's nothing whatsoever funny about brain injuries to U.S. soldiers, but this statement has to be new low in the absurd statements emanating from the U.S. government:
The Pentagon is refusing to release data on how many soldiers have suffered brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. It says disclosing the results would put the lives of those fighting at risk.
Ri-i-i-i-ight. Because if they only knew the number was 10,453 and not just "a lot" they would surely redouble their efforts at setting IEDs.

The Pentagon spokesperson is probably right that disclosing the results would put lives at risk. The lives, however, are the political lives of those who brought us this war -- the ones who really "put the lives of those fighting at risk."

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