We Know Our Casualties and That’s What Counts
Barry Bearak does some good reporting from the Shah-I-Kot Valley for the New York Times today. However, he seems a little frustrated about not being able to get reliable casualty figures from the battle south of Gardez.
First, you don’t count enemy dead until you can do so safely. Second, Bush warned us already that this was a war where much would remain a mystery. I don’t have a problem with that. Not so long as the House and Senate intelligence and armed forces committees are kept informed.
If at least our most trusted representitives don’t get good info, then it’ll be time to raise unholy hell.