Of course, we have really good body armor for our soldiers, so lots more shooting and bombing victims survive head, neck, and torso injuries. Unfortunately, a lot are surviving legless, armless or limbless. Hard when you're a 23-year old guy. Now if only the transports they were driving around in were armored as well. But their limbs are sacrifices Bush is willing to make. I want Jenna and Barbara and their limbs (at least initially still attached to the rest of them) to be in those transports in Iraq.
I feel so much safer now that Osama bin Laden is still on the loose, Iraq is a lightening rod drawing heat toward us, and every fanatic on the planet can point to our desecretation of our own Bill of Rights, the Geneva Convention, and basic good manners to explain why we should be destroyed. And our men and women are still dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, Dubya, you never read enough to get above a C at Yale or Andover, and I guess Kipling would be a bit too sophisticated and complex for you (I won't even try Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, or any of the others). Since none of your advisers apparently ever read Thucydides's Pelopponesian War, Tacitus's The Jewish War, Hell in a Very Small Place or basically any military or political history, I'll just give you a few lines from Kiplings' poem "The Young British Soldier" which should give some pause:
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.