Op-for has a quick take:
Want crystal clear proof that the media doesn’t understand this Long War that we are fighting?
WASHINGTON – Now the death toll is 9/11 times two. U.S. military deaths from Iraq and Afghanistan now surpass those of the most devastating terrorist attack in America’s history, the trigger for what came next.
Thankfully our casaulties in World War II were far under the 2,400 that died in Pearl Harbor. Otherwise destroying fascism wouldn’t have been worth it.
Op-For is one of the milblogs I try to read every day. While any of our losses is tragedy, and I worried every day my son was deployed to the Sandbox, war is war. By definition, people die, both combantants and innocents.
Yet, to try to sway public opinion that the war is lost because the number of military deaths is some multiple of 9/11 is absurd. This is the definition of craven.
Why do we not see outrage for the 2,996 deaths on 9/11 of complete innocents obliterated by those whose only reason for doing so is that we refuse to believe and live as they would have us?