After three years, Iraq military deaths exceed Pearl Harbor — MSM smell US defeat

Somebody at Reuters has made the decision that reporting a ghoulish tally is news:

The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said on Thursday, underscoring warnings that the killing of al Qaeda’s leader in the country would not end relentless violence.

On the first day of World War II, the US suffered 2,896 military casualties. How would Reuters report that today?

2 Responses to “After three years, Iraq military deaths exceed Pearl Harbor — MSM smell US defeat”

  1. Dan in Michigan Says:

    So did 9/11

  2. Steven Den Beste Says:

    Please note that “casualties” does not mean “dead”. The term “casualty” means “someone who is not able to carry out their duties” no matter why. It includes dead, deserters, wounded, psych, disease, missing, and captured.

    I don’t think there were 2500 dead in the Pearl Harbor attack — but these kinds of scoring games are idiocy regardless. You don’t “win” or “lose” based on body count.

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