Death Toll From War On Terrorism Reaches Almost 9,000
At the start of the war on terrorism, President Bush personally ordered that no pictures be taken of flag draped coffins as they arrived home. He claimed that it was out of respect of the grieving families- even though most grieving families disagreed. According to the DoD, to date over 1,800 soldiers have been listed as killed in action. However, the number of military personnel killed in this war might actually be closer to 9,000. This is because U.S. Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not been counted as killed in action. As of January 2005, they total over 6,200. There are at least 15,000 that are listed as seriously wounded. As many as 5,500 have deserted. Iraqi civilian casualties have yet to be reported but International Red Cross, Red Crescent and UN figures indicate that as of 1 January 2005, the numbers are just under 100,000.
American's deserve to know the truth about what is happening to our brave soldiers.