Friday, January 14, 2011

Soldiers who die in war and soldiers who die from war

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I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these numbers as different sources provide conflicting statistics, but if true … damn.

Wall graffiti: “US Soldiers – 2009 / Committed suicide: 304 | Killed in Iraq: 149”

Unfortunately, this is also utterly unsurprising. As is the silence surrounding the fact that not even the majority of war casualties are actually killed by someone else’s hand.

(via @todayspolitics)