Thanks for the informative article about our military "excursions" in Iraq and Afghanistan ("9/11 Blind," Sept. 8).
Another difficult fact to find is the number of civilian casualties. They vary considerably according to source, from a low of 100,000 to a high of 1,550,000.
The military is often blamed for these adventures, but it is our politicians who determine when, where and how. It is also the politicians who don't demand civilian casualty counts.
Bob Schultz, Eureka