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Army Neurosurgeon: "Is What We're Doing Worth This?"

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Dr. Gene Bolles has spent 30 years repairing bodies broken by disease, accidents and brutality. Drafted into the military during the Vietnam War, the Colorado neurosurgeon served for two years as a flight surgeon, witnessing the suffering of both U.S. military personnel and Vietnamese civilians. Yet, despite his extensive experience with war, nothing has shaken him up more than the 26 months he spent working at Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany treating U.S. soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.

You can hear his story and see his photos here.

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The Pentagon reports the grand total of U.S. killed, wounded, injured, and ill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars reached nearly 67,000 at the end of July 2007.

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by Aaron Glantz, Author How America Lost Iraq

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Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at www.warcomeshome.org

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