Sunday, October 19, 2008

U.S. casualties mount in Afghanistan

From today's New York Times. Is anyone paying attention?

The Department of Defense has identified 610 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans on Thursday:

BERTRAND, Cory J., 18, Specialist, Army; Center, Tex.; First Infantry Division.

FORTUNATO, Stephen R., 25, Specialist, Army; Danvers, Mass.; First Infantry Division.

MEDLEY, Preston R., 23, Sgt., Army; Baker, Fla.; First Infantry Division.

PENICH, John M., 25, Sgt., Army; Beach Park, Ill.; First Infantry Division.


Anne Gilbert said...

Not to mention that the Taliban seems to be taking over the country(or what passes for the country) once again. And they haven't found OBL yet!

terryt said...

Are they seriously trying to? (Find OBL, that is). Surely he's more use to the current US admin running around.

Anne Gilbert said...

Well, quite frankly, I dunno. But from my end, it doesn't look as if finding OBL is a particularly high priority.