Saturday, November 29, 2008

Truther Math

Now obviously by now I am hardly impressed by the intellectual capacity of the average truther, but even still I am a amazed by the fact that they can't get anything right, even stuff which is not related to 9/11. Here is an example from 9/

This story was reported in the Guardian, a UK newspaper, on Veterans Day, November 11th. Why, during Veterans Week, wasn't it anywhere to be found in US newspapers? Why did only the San Francisco Chronicle pick up the AP article reporting the stunning fact that 18 Iraq War veterans commit suicide every day. Yes, that's EVERY DAY.

OK, nevermind that this works out to an astounding 6570 a year, or about 4% of our entire active duty force, the article doesn't even say this. Not even close. From the Chronicle article they cite:

According to the VA's research, 144 veterans committed suicide from the start of the war in Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, through the end of 2005.

How that works out to 18 a day is beyond me.