Monday, February 28, 2005

Pentagon Casualty Figures Don't Add Up

Pentagon Casualty Figures Don't Add Up

How many injured and ill soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines - like Chris Schneider - are left off the Pentagon's casualty count?

Would you believe 15,000? 60 Minutes asked the Department of Defense to grant us an interview. They declined. Instead, they sent a letter, which contains a figure not included in published casualty reports: "More than 15,000 troops with so-called 'non-battle' injuries and diseases have been evacuated from Iraq." Yet none of these are included in the media-reported casualty count, leaving the true human cost of the war something of a mystery.

"You have to say that the total number of casualties due to wounds, injury, disease would have to be somewhere in the ballpark of over 20, maybe 30,000," says Pike.

More lies...