Tuesday, December 14, 2004

What?!?

These guys don't know how many people they've sent to war...

The Army National Guard said Monday it had given USA TODAY an inaccurate count of the total number of Guard troops in Iraq since the beginning of the war in March 2003, but still could not provide a precise count.
And these guys don't know how many people have died.
On Monday, the active-duty Army also revised one of the numbers it had given USA TODAY. Army spokesman Dov Schwartz said 659 Army soldiers have died in Iraq since the start of the war, up from the 622 the Army cited last week.
Isn't there somebody in charge?

Oh yeah. This guy.



The only thing they do seem to know is the stuff we don't want to hear...
Battle deaths for part-time troops from the Army Guard and the Army Reserve - who typically drill just a weekend a month and two weeks in the summer unless there is a war - are still significantly higher than for part-time troops in past conflicts, Woodham said. Throughout the 12-year Vietnam War, for example, fewer than 100 Guard troops were killed, compared with the 145 who have died in less than two years in Iraq.

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