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War costs lives

We, American citizens, must decide what to do about the war in Iraq. To make this decision, we need to know the cost of the war in terms of American lives lost in fighting this war.

The official count of the dead includes only those soldiers that died by enemy fire on the day of the attack. Not included in the official count are our soldiers who have died of their wounds after the day of attack, the next day, week or months later. Also not included in the list of the dead are U.S. soldiers that died of illness, accidents, suicide, heart attacks, “friendly fire,” in training before being sent to Iraq, etc.

What newspaper will print this story? Which investigative reporters will report it? Which of our congressional representatives will demand answers of the war department.

Is there a computer-wise person among your readers who can help in finding the answer to the question: How many lives have been lost in fighting the war in Iraq?

Bernice Turoff

Nevada City

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