Sheep and cannon fodder …
Today the U.S. government “officially acknowledged” that 4,761 American military personnel have been killed in Iraq.
That’s strange. Or maybe it isn’t. It’s just another line of baloney being fed to the semi-literate American public.
Want proof? On 12-11-7, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a report about our Iraq casualties. This is how the report began:
“US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ISSUES OFFICIAL REPORT CONFIRMING 73,000 U.S. TROOPS KILLED IN IRAQ. SAME GOVERNMENT AGENCY REPORT CONFIRMS 1.6 MILLION ‘DISABLED’ BY THE WAR.”
This official report can still be seen on: [http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/GWVIS_May2007.pdf]
Here’s what’s to be noted:
1. Americans won’t bother to check out the Bureau’s report.
2. They won’t even care about the Bureau’s report.
3. They won’t believe the Bureau’s report.
4. They’d rather cling to the belief that Muslims blew up the three World Trade Center buildings.
5. And Americans love the concept of war, anyway. Anywhere.
We covered this report back on March 10th, 2010, in our Vol. XXII, Art. 30 commentary. So, aside from our 5 concerns stated above, why are we referring to those losses again? Aside from the fact that those five points are now quite evident, we want to show how far off-base the anti-nuke folks are. It’s been firmly established that the number of casualties at Three Mile Island is zero. No one killed, no one injured and no one ill. But now the anti-nuke folks are expecting us to believe that the tsunami-caused catastrophe in Japan will cost 10,000 or more lives. And all the while, they refuse to recognize the fact that their protests have stood in the way of nuclear plant construction in this country, and we’re being forced to rely mainly upon petroleum products as a source of power.
Guess where, and how, we acquire those petroleum products. That’s right. We send our young people to foreign lands, like Iraq, to fight and die for “Big Oil”. We’ve lost the productive capacity of more than two million American kids and, what’s worse, we’ve destroyed the lives and futures of their families. The real cost of not going nuclear are the 73,000 lives – 73,846 to be exact – that were lost in Iraq. Those youngsters could have been gainfully employed in revitalized shipyards.
Do you still think that the zero casualties because of nuclear power plant accidents should be our biggest concern? Do some math. Using the same casualty-per-month rate, calculate how many kids have been killed in Iraq since 12-11-7. Even an A-bomb attack wouldn’t have killed that many.