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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:37 PM
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U.S. Says Airstrike on Iraq House Kills 5 ["Accidental"]
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=2...

"BAGHDAD, Iraq - The United States military acknowledged dropping a 500-pound bomb on the wrong house outside the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, killing five people. But the man who owned the house said the bomb killed 14 people including seven children."

<more at link>
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:39 PM
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1. This has become quite common place!
At the start of the war we bestowed the Distinguished Flying Cross on the pilot and crew of a B1 bomber that obliterated an entire city block in Baghdad in a misguided attempt to get at Saddam. No one has yet to apologize for that incident!
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:45 PM
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5. Just for flying a B-1 Lancer they deserve a medal...
I would NOT want to trust my life with that aircraft.

However, Bush does need to admit that he gave them orders based on bad information and that we killed a lot of civilians (it was a cafe and apartment block if I recall) for no good reason whatsoever.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:39 PM
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2. Wow... 7 little collateral damages (sarcasm)
Fucking morons..oops...Sorry...stuff like this makes me NOT support our troops...send them back to bomb dropping coordinates school
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:44 PM
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4. A the risk of offending fellow vets ...
... I have a really hard time regarding Air Farce bomber crews as "troops." I just don't see the moral equivalence of dropping bombs on civilian neighborhoods and being a "tunnel rat."
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:40 PM
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3. Ooops!
Just another day of death and destruction in the Bushoilini Empire. :puke:
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WildClarySage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:47 PM
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6. Oh, well, since it was an accident
that makes it ok then.
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:48 PM
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7. Maybe this is one of those "spectacular" attacks
to scare voters that the general was talking about earlier. <g>
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:14 PM
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8. Oh, OK, an accident. Its OK then. Just some onesies and twosies.
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AlbizuX Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:16 PM
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9. notice this
"regrets the loss of possibly innocent lives"

Possibly? POSSIBLY! You damn numbnuts...you just bombed a civilian VILLA, of course they were innocent.

Even when apologizing, the U.S. military comes out sounding SO crass.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:16 PM
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10. You want to know where all these resistance fighters come from?
They come from incidences like these, and we probably just created another resistance fighter because we blew up his home and killed his family.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:19 PM
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11. Maybe the whole damn town full of resitance fighters. We look
terrible in these bombings. I firmly believe the people in the WH do not care at all about this incident.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:22 PM
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12. Howmany times are we expected to believe that
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 05:24 PM by Malva Zebrina
oops--mistake, accident, we killed fourteen innocent people in their own house, and reports say that there were seven children amongst them.

Either we have stupid, very stupid, moronic soldiers, pilots or whatever,carrying out these orders from equally stupid commanders,or we have deliberate intimidation, slaughter and murder.

Personally, I do not believe it was an accident. They lie so much, and have told us they would lie, that the possibility that it was deliberate is very real,.

George Bush, as CIC, is out of control.

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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:24 PM
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13. Just remember
this was done in our name. The US is a rogue nation threatening the rest of the world. That's who we are folks.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:28 PM
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14. duplicate topic, please discuss here
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:28 PM
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15. Well, if THAT'S the case..
Just don't let it happen to the other five relatives!
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