9,000 Americans dead in Iraq?
Nope. But an obscure site called "TBR News" is getting some attention from its claim that "American casualties are being dramatically understated," claiming the above number is closer to the truth. The Left Coaster chronicles the debunking of this crackpot claim and makes this plea: "Look, it is very difficult (if not impossible) to keep thousands of deaths under wraps in an increasingly unpopular war. Let's not unnecessarily link to dubious sources to wonder about their chimerical theories when we have numerous excellent reports from reliable sources that have documented the Bush administration's unprecedented mendacity, incompetence and corruption on a myriad other fronts. OK?
I would, on the other hand, point out the real scandal. The fact that Dick Cheney, Vice-President (R-Cuckooland), has been talking about the 'last throes' of the insurgency when the rate of American casualties (deaths) has been steadily increasing in the last 4 months..." (The Left Coaster via Seeing the Forest)