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MattHiggs
04-09-2006, 07:04:58
Anyone noticed how casualties in the war in Iraq are gradually rising up the league table of wars fought by the US?

Currently it is ranked 8th in terms of soldiers killed, out of 12 'wars' the US has fought, just recently surpassing the numbers killed in the Spanish-American War after surpassing the 1812 War a while back...

2,607 Killed and 19,387 wounded as of Aug 19th (CNN) with no end in sight, indeed according to The Independent, this August has been one of the bloodiest months for US casualties with 64 killed.

And for what...?

quote:

The attacks coincided with President George Bush's launch of a pre-election round of speeches to rally Americans behind the Iraq campaign. "If America were to pull out before Iraq could defend itself, the consequences would be absolutely predictable and absolutely disastrous," he said. "We would be handing Iraq over to our worst enemies. They would have a new sanctuary ... with huge oil riches."


All absolutely true - because he created the problem by toppling Saddam over non-existent WMD's!

Bush is handing regional power to Iran on a plate and there is nothing he can do about it except needlessly expend the lives of more and more US soldiers...

maroule
04-09-2006, 08:12:38
You're not watching Fox News enough. Criticising the President is anti-American, it is helping the terrorists in killing US soldiers. End of debate.

Vincent
04-09-2006, 21:13:37
what is a "WMD"?

zmama
05-09-2006, 01:46:53
whimpy male dingdong

HelloKitty
05-09-2006, 11:07:56
The best thing is that the casualty numbers do not include mercenary troops...er.. security contractors...from the US, and rest of the Americas that are fairly heavily used in Iraq except whent he media already knows about them. Otherwise they get tossed in with the civilian casualties.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-09-2006, 17:32:46
Originally posted by Vincent
what is a "WMD"?

It's almost exactly not like USB

MOBIUS
05-09-2006, 19:55:41
I've just come over with a curious sense of deja vu...:hmm: