D-Day 68 Years Ago, TodaySubmitted by Danton on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 14:07
"More Americans died in that one day than in all of Iraq War"
I'm posting this as I hadn't seen it elsewhere, and it is the 68th Anniversary of that fateful day.
“INVASION BEGINS” in big bold letters read the headline of The Daily News.
..........and today's spin:
"To get a sense of how great a sacrifice the U.S. made 68-years-ago when the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, consider this tragic arithmetic: That battle cost 29,000 American lives".
"By contrast, a little over 4,800 U.S. soldiers were killed in combat during the entire war in Iraq."
But even more telling are these two quotes:
"And while most Americans now think the Iraq War was a terrible mistake, few would argue that the D-Day invasion, which helped loosen the Nazi grip on Europe, was worth it."
"That fact clearly rankled Donald Rumsfeld, who was President Bush’s defense secretary and one of the architects of the Iraq War."