Thursday, April 28, 2005

More Proof the ROI for Iraq is Not Worth the Outlay

In the business world, ROI stands for Return on Investment. I don't believe that we will be seeing a positive ROI for the Iraqi outlay in either the near or long term; particularly if you count the number of dead and wounded.

If you are already having a bad day, I wouldn't click on these images. The Pentagon finally opened up some images of the numerous flag drapped heros. As the brother of a career military person, I can't imagine the pain and suffering these folks families have gone through, and for what?

Now, I just tried to find a link to the bulk of the photos, and really couldn't find it. If someone else out there can, please past the URL in a comment bellow.


The Pentagon, under pressure from open-government advocates, released hundreds of images Thursday of flag-draped coffins of American soldiers.

The Pentagon had previously refused to release such images, which were taken by military photographers. Nor has it allowed the news media to photograph ceremonies of soldiers' coffins arriving in the United States, saying it is enforcing a policy installed in 1991 to respect the privacy of families of dead soldiers.

The pictures were released in response to a request for all military photos of caskets containing the remains of American soldiers taken since the U.S. launched its attack on Afghanistan in October 2001. Some critics have contended the government is trying to hide the human cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Pentagon provided most of the images without context, so it was unclear where and when they were taken and whom they portrayed.

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