According to a report that just aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the Pentagon has posted on its web site the official totals for dead and wounded in Iraq. Dead: 1,152; wounded: More than 7,500.

Apparently a lot more according to the report. One count (I didn’t catch the reference) is that 20,245 military personnel have been so injured that they had to be transferred to hospitals in Europe and the U.S.

Many of the wounded lie in hospitals with diseases and injuries that prevent them doing something as simple as tying their shoes. The story will be available around 7:30 this evening.