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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 01:12 PM
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11. I wondered about that.

But the purpose is likely not the benefits thing, it's the public
relations thing. They want this war to appear to be as benign as
possible, after all, we are 15 months AFTER "Mission: Accomplished".
So the fewer lost in combat the better. Since we "turned over"
Iraq to it's new government (which, from all accounts, is picking
up right where Saddam left off), we have been in a much more defensive
posture (keeping to the various "green zones" in the major cities.
Nobody wants to go on convoy duty to move supplies (and now they
are changing from truck convoy - cheap - to airlift - expensive).
We only go out to fight when the provisional government begs, and
then we let their "police force" take most of the heavy flak.
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  -Houston soldier dies from shrapnel wounds saigon68  Aug-10-04 12:42 PM   #0 
  - Probably self-inflicted.  trumad   Aug-10-04 12:43 PM   #1 
  - No.  Bridget Burke   Aug-10-04 01:04 PM   #7 
     - I was being sarcastic  trumad   Aug-10-04 01:06 PM   #8 
  - He won't be counted among the war dead  lapfog_1   Aug-10-04 12:46 PM   #2 
  - You answered my post! Thanks  arnheim   Aug-10-04 12:48 PM   #4 
  - An accounting of disability benefits would set the record straight  NewYorkerfromMass   Aug-10-04 12:56 PM   #6 
  - I wondered about that.  lapfog_1   Aug-10-04 01:12 PM   #11 
  - Actually he WILL  RivetJoint   Aug-10-04 01:41 PM   #13 
  - No he will not be. You may need to pay more attention. The dead being  anarchy1999   Aug-10-04 01:59 PM   #15 
  - They are STIIL  RivetJoint   Aug-10-04 02:09 PM   #18 
  - OK, there have been many news stories to the contrary  lapfog_1   Aug-10-04 02:02 PM   #16 
     - There's nothing to debunk there  RivetJoint   Aug-10-04 02:11 PM   #19 
     - Oh jesus  lapfog_1   Aug-10-04 02:21 PM   #20 
     - Nah nah nah nah nah nananah nah, I can't hear you. Nah nah  bobbyboucher   Aug-10-04 02:36 PM   #23 
        - Hahaha  lapfog_1   Aug-10-04 02:44 PM   #26 
     - Here RivetJoint and there's plenty more!  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 02:40 PM   #25 
        - Thanks  lapfog_1   Aug-10-04 02:46 PM   #28 
           - You're welcome here's one more link I found from Col. David Hackworth  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 02:50 PM   #29 
     - The families of dead soldiers should check this site:  mainer   Aug-10-04 03:27 PM   #33 
  - On this site,  crunchyfrog   Aug-11-04 10:28 AM   #38 
  - Will he be counted in the rolls of Iraqi war dead?  arnheim   Aug-10-04 12:47 PM   #3 
  - However he's counted, God rest him.  Hobarticus   Aug-10-04 12:51 PM   #5 
  - Thanks saigon68 for posting about Lieutenant Andrew R. Houghton  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 01:10 PM   #9 
  - Sad..  gsc2749   Aug-10-04 01:12 PM   #10 
  - He's 1ID, one of ours  lebkuchen   Aug-10-04 01:31 PM   #12 
  - At the very least  kwolf68   Aug-10-04 01:49 PM   #14 
  - THIS IS VERY VERY SAD  saigon68   Aug-10-04 02:04 PM   #17 
  - Very sad indeed. eom  NewYorkerfromMass   Aug-10-04 02:31 PM   #21 
  - And this is just one story whose details we can know.  Bridget Burke   Aug-10-04 02:32 PM   #22 
     - At least 10,000 wounded  NewYorkerfromMass   Aug-10-04 02:39 PM   #24 
  - This brave man and thousands of others are being put in danger  Jacobin   Aug-10-04 02:46 PM   #27 
  - I've long suspected false counts  freddie57   Aug-10-04 02:55 PM   #30 
  - between 14,000 and 22,000  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 03:09 PM   #31 
     - So 1 in 10 is a conservative estimate  NewYorkerfromMass   Aug-10-04 04:00 PM   #36 
        - Living vs. existing  saigon68   Aug-11-04 08:46 AM   #37 
  - 2,000 U.S. troops killed in Iraq: Russian expert  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 03:16 PM   #32 
  - January 12, 2004 - 100th soldier dies in Afghanistan  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 03:29 PM   #34 
  - War toll: journalists killed, missing and held in Iraq  seemslikeadream   Aug-10-04 03:37 PM   #35 

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