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09-28-2004, 05:00 AM
Liberal rag Wall Street Journal has happy news:


Elsewhere, the residents of Tal Afar recently received $8,500 worth of medical supplies: "In an effort to help these people, Soldiers from the 416th Civil Affairs Battalion Public Health Team and the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) Surgeon purchased medical supplies such as blood transfusion sets, intravenous fluids, needles, gauze and bandages which will be used to treat the civilian casualties that have resulted from terrorist activities in the area. Multi-National Forces also gave an extra $5,000 to the Ministry of Health to purchase anesthesia, medication and other medical supplies for the residents of Tal Afar."

collated by a happy blogger:


Then when you google up Tal Afar you find out that a city of 350,000 went through a hard scrubbing in the first few weeks of September that displaced 10,000s-100,000 to get insurgents that had taken over the city.
Which puts that $13,500 of medical aid happy news in perspective. A Bradley vehicle tread costs $22,000.