I'm hearing now they're thinking the dead veterans are in the hundreds, not 40 like originally touted. But I want to point out something. Liberals not so very long ago touted the VA system as a wonder of government success. Liberals like... Oh, I don't know... Krugman, the one so many other liberals hold in high esteem over just about everything. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=F20717FC3A5B0C748EDDA80894DE404482 And farsighted thinkers are already suggesting that the Veterans Health Administration, not President Bush's unrealistic vision of a system in which people go ''comparative shopping'' for medical care the way they do when buying tile (his example, not mine), represents the true future of American health care. Hey Krugman... I'll wager just about anything all those dead veterans wish that they could have gone comparison shopping for medical care.