April 11, 2007
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But at least it's cheap!
Before they go to reenlist, they better read this soldier's sad story. It is one account, but I would guess that there are tens of thousands individual similar stories."Fighting Walter Reed After Fighting The Warhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/06/AR2007040601788.htmlHere's another one: "War's New Wounds - A Shock Wave of Brain Injuries""Now in its fifth year, the Iraq conflict is not a war of death for U.S. troops nearly so much as it is a war of disabilities. The symbol of this battle is not the cemetery but the orthopedic ward and the neurosurgical unit. The men and women inside those units have come home alive but missing arms and legs, many unable to see or hear or remember who they were before being hit by a roadside bomb."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/06/AR2007040601821.html
Those of us who will be footing the bills for this ought to read those articles too. They document terrible personal tragedies as well as giving a sober glimpse of how much this war is going to continue to cost.