Only a few traumatically brain-injured troops and some concussions but there were no serious physical injuries other than brain damage. That’s not from an SNL skit.
A reporter asked John Kirby: What can you tell us about potential injuries to American troops in Iraq?
Kirby responded: “Troops and the US response as we understand this early hour on Sunday morning it’s only a very small number of the US troops that were affected that they’re being seen for traumatic brain injuries with some symptoms of concussions but no serious physical injuries other than that, that’s not enough of course it is but it’s a small number and it’s limited to traumatic brain injuries And we made that very clear. ”
John Kirby on U.S. personnel wounded in missile attack on Iraq airbase: “It’s only a very small number of U.S. troops that were affected. They’re being seen for traumatic brain injuries, with some symptoms of concussions, but no serious physical injuries other than that.” pic.twitter.com/asma40jKeA
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The transcript was corrected after publication.