We've also just come from Walter Reed. I got to tell you, it's a remarkable experience to go through the hospital. It's remarkable because of the unbelievable compassion and care of the people who work at Walter Reed. And it's also remarkable to me, these men and women who have volunteered to serve our country, who've received terrible wounds, but whose spirits are strong, their resolve is strong, and their dedication to our country remains strong.Meanwhile, in Iraq, we are nearing the 3000 KIA mark, at which point the we will have hit the 1/1 ratio of number of those killed in the Trade Centers versus those killed in Iraq.
The deaths brought the U.S. toll in Iraq to 2,960, creeping closer to the 3,000 mark and adding more pressure on President Bush to find a strategy that will allow the eventual withdrawal of 135,000 U.S. troops.Bear in mind that not everyone in the WTC were of US origin. Thus, this number is a bit spurious. You see, if we only count American GIs KIA versus American's killed in the WTC, we probably surpassed the 1/1 ratio and are now heavy in the numerator. Trouble with this equation is that there seems to be no end in sight, for very little return.
What's wrong with our President?