Fortunately, the body count from Iraq has gone down in the past few years. No longer do we hear about multiple deaths per day.
Today, sadly, was a notable and grim exception, made all the more grim by the fact that five dead U.S. soldiers were killed — intentionally, it would seem — by another U.S. soldier. Three were wounded. The shootings took place in a clinic for those suffering from war stress.
One of these days, this country is going to have to take a serious look at its recruitment standards, redeployment policies, as well as the nature of PTSD and its effect on our troops.