PBS News Reports More than 16,000 Wounded and Injured from Iraq War

by Brendan Lalor

The June 18 episode of NOW with Bill Moyers contained a story the corporate media let drop. As Veterans for Common Sense explains,

the Pentagon confirms more than 16,000 U.S. service members have been wounded or injured in the Iraq War. DoD failed to report 11,000 soldiers who were wounded or injured. The TV networks and newspapers failed to follow-up on this major scoop. As Steve Robinson of the National Gulf War Resource Center said, “They [the military] believe that by putting this information out, it’s somehow going to affect public opinion.” Donald Rumsfeld must believe that good public relations is far more important than medical care for our wartime wounded.

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