More Gulf War Veterans have died than Vietnam Veterans.
This probably is news to you.
But the truth has been hidden by a technicality. So here is the truth.
The casualties in the Vietnam War were pretty simple to understand.
If a soldier was dead from his combat tour,
he was a war casualty.
There are 58,195 names recorded on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC.
But something odd has happened with the Iraq War.
The government, under the Bush administration,
did something dishonest that resulted in a lie that’s persisted since the war began
— and continues to this very day.
They decided to report the war deaths in Iraq
only if the soldier died with his boots on the ground in a combat situation.
The actual figures have been hidden from the American public just like the returning,
flag draped coffins were censored from the press.
But the figures are now available
and we can only hope that the American people will be outraged when they learn how they have been misled.