Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Afghanistan: Record death tolls?

"Six Ukrainians supplying British troops in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash on Tuesday and two U.S. Marines and an Italian soldier were killed in what could become the bloodiest month in the 8-year-old war. . . . A total of 43 foreign soldiers have already died this month as U.S. and British troops simultaneously launched the two biggest operations of the war to seize Helmand province, the Taliban's opium-producing heartland. The highest death toll for Western forces in Afghanistan since 2001 is 46 for an entire month."

Of course, our media will remain firmly focused on whether Katherine Jackson gets custody of Prince Michael II.

If you think I'm kidding, the Afghan story is on page 10. Check out the front pages stories about Bubbles the Chimp.

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