Sunday, July 25, 2004

I knew it!

 This is the second or third mention I have seen of this subject. I am positive there is much more being hidden. Here is the quote from the article:
"Official statistics do not include casualties among non-U.S. nationals who sign up to serve in the American armed forces in order to get a U.S. `green card.' According to reliable information the share of non-Americans in the U.S. force in Iraq may be as high as 60 per cent," the source said. "The real number of U.S. losses may be as high as 2,000 casualties and up to 12,000 wounded," the military diplomat said.

Someday there may be a final accounting. Or, we will go on to the next pre-emption without ever knowing what truly happened, or what the true cost was.
  The "news" is not concerned with the facts, or information that might allow us to know anything. Their concern is to shape the story according to a pre-determined narrative. And stuff like green-card cannon fodder doesn't fit in, so it just ain't there. Or maybe the report is wrong.
 It's an ugly thought: soldiers in the Army in hopes of receiving American citizenship, whose deaths are not even worth reporting.


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