Signs that your commander doesn't think you've got a good chance of coming home alive, number one: | 77,000 body bags (February 11, 2003). FEARS that Iraq will inflict heavy casualties on British and American troops intensified yesterday when it emerged the Pentagon had ordered almost five times the number of body bags it requested before the last Gulf War.Within weeks it will have more than 77,000 bags at the ready, compared with 16,000 in 1991.

OK, so it's a military logistics thing; but it's still scary. Every one of those bags is someone's husband/wife, son/daughter...


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