November 04, 2003

Conspiracy, Or Just Denial?

This, obviously, is a must read.

UPDATE: I love this, too. It's a letter to the editor to the Star-Tribune that states:

Contrary to what other letter writers have written, Americans should be told that more Americans have died in Iraq so far this year, than died in the first two years of the Vietnam War.

James Glaser, Northome, Minn.

Um, gee, James, that's real nice reasoning, you have going there. I think Michael Moore did the same thing awhile back, but he's a cake-stuffed blowhole living off the big dollars he hates rich Americans for having. You, on the other hand, are just a North woods inhabitant in the same town where my grandmother lives. Let me spell it out for you.

Assuming you place the start of America's role in Vietnam at, oh, let's say 1963, a quick Google search finds that just over 320 soldiers died in that time. What is the current "body count" in Iraq? 309? Oh, forget it. Let's move on to the REAL point.

In 1963 and 1964, we had somewhere along the lines of 16,000 troops in Vietnam, and they weren't tasked with a full scale invasion, you know, an ALL OUT military campaign. Rather, most were there in an advising capacity, training native armies. Compare that with Iraq, where we have over 150,000 troops stationed. In case James is mathematically challenged, which I'll assume he is, that's over nine times the troop strength of Vietnam during the first two years.

But, you know, fuck it. There just no explaining shit like that to some people.

ANOTHER UPDATE: That's it. I had to put Healing Iraq as a permanent link on my list of blogs. He says it all from both sides of the fence. Read him daily.

Posted by Ryan at November 4, 2003 11:14 AM
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