Comment: The number, while tragic, is BS

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The number, while tragic, is BS

The 2000 death are only those that die on the battlefield itself. It doesn't include those who die in an ambulance, helicopter, die in a CASH hospital, die of accidents, die from disease/infection, etc...

The number is probably closer to 20,000 and 85,000 theatre-wide.

It is a nifty little game of semantics they started playing near the end of Vietnam. "2000 combat deaths" or fatalities means actually in combat.

Well... then you need add in "Desert Storm Syndrome" and other forms of DU poisoning.

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