Originally Posted by Samuel Dravis
Is that respect making it harder for the troops to come home, and thus by extension killing more of them needlessly?
I don't think so--if you're talking about anonymous coffins, I think the American public will get rather blase about it after awhile and it'll have about as much meaning to the general public as the numbers themselves. I had a tough time grasping the Vietnam casaulty numbers until I had the chance to see The Wall in D.C. Seeing all the names there has a certain impact.
That would be something that I was OK with, providing Jimbo wanted it that way, because the intent is different.