True Cost: How Do We Calculate It?

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With Obama as President, Media Not Interested in Casket Coverage

So far this month, 38 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. For all of 2009, the number is 220 — more than any other single year and more than died in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 combined.

With casualties mounting, the debate over U.S. policy in Afghanistan is sharp and heated. The number of arrivals at Dover is increasing. But the journalists who once clamored to show the true human cost of war are nowhere to be found.

Phi Beta Iota: Completely apart from the death of our troops sent into harm's way for political-economic reasons that were both falsified and sordid, and  “Sorrows of Empire” in which hundreds of thousands to millions are displaced, impoverished, and murdered, we have privatized both foreign wars and domestic homeland security.  As Ralph Peters had said, we have outsourced our honor.  To that we would add that we have bankrupted the Republic in every possible way, and opened to door to the federalization of all local law enforcement complemented by the privatization of homeland security–to include multiple “detention centers” for rebellious US citizens.

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