The loss of 23 soldiers in half a year is saddening but I do think the jounalist who wrote this story deserves an historical water boarding.In a five-month period this year, there were 23 fatalities among the 5,500 British troops...
I can recall having nearly 100 troops killed by PIRA in one year.
During the Battle of Dunkirk 30,000 British died. In the Second Battle of El Alamein the allies had 13,500 men were killed, missing or wounded.
Get a grip.
This was the just war fought in response to 9-11. We would have been much better served if we paid it full attention.