Tuesday, May 10, 2005

We Don't Do Body Counts, Unless We Do

"A Marine task force swept through a wide area of western Iraq near the Syrian border, killing 100 insurgents . . . American military officials said Monday." (The New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 2004)

We don’t do body counts,” said General Tommy Franks, US Central Command (The San Francisco Chronicle March 23, 2002) in response to questions regarding the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq.