It's a cliche that the wounded in wars far outweigh the dead (unless you nuke a city)
Australia has had 11 men killed in Afghanistan.The wounded are rarely mentioned,and then in an almost casual way. I guess that like a lot of people ,I just didn't think about it. Absence of evidence I guess.
Today the Week End Australian has reported that 83 Australians have been wounded in Afghanistan since 2005.Some gravely (loss of limbs,that kind of thing) It seems that some of the soldiers are in public hospitals under false names to protect their privacy.
My immediate response is "BULL-FUCKING-SHIT!" It's a classic case of government humbuggery. They do not want the public to know those figures. It might turn even more of us against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I occurred to me [hard as it may be to believe] that I may have over reacted a smidge. We'll see what happens during the coming week,I expect a shit storm.
The mind boggles at what the figures for US wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan might be.