Here is a story where the cartoonist, Ted Rall, admits he should not have bought into bullshit data that the number of soldiers killed in Iraq was 9,000 or 5 times the 1800 dead (the actual number to date).
Rall wants very hard to believe bad news and he wants that bad news to actually be far worse. He claims to have awaken to his own idiocy when his friend asked how the government could hide the inflated dead from their survivors. Duh!
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