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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:09 PM
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Several Killed as U.S. Bombs Wrong Target in Iraq
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 04:10 PM by louis-t
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=2...

AAYTHA, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. warplane mistakenly bombed a house in northern Iraq (news - web sites) on Saturday, killing several people in an attack likely to inflame anti-American anger ahead of controversial elections due at the end of the month.

Hearts and minds are slipping away.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:11 PM
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1. I say more than "likely"..
:wtf:
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AlbizuX Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:11 PM
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2. look at the arrogance!
"regrets the loss of POSSIBLY innocent lives".

They admit they hit the wrong target, and then qualify their apology with..."possibly"...as if every Iraqi house POSSIBLY has a terrorist in it, thereby making the errant bombing OK.

The U.S. military regrets nothing...this is rhetoric.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:11 PM
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3. Mosul, 500 lb. bomb, 14 dead per Iraqis, 5 dead per U.S.
... Furious residents of the village of Aaytha, south of the city of Mosul, said the air strike flattened a villa and killed 14 civilians. Reuters television pictures showed 14 freshly dug graves after the bombing in the early hours of Saturday.

The U.S. military said at least five people died after an F-16 warplane dropped a 500-pound bomb on the wrong target...

This must be the same one I heard earlier described as 550 lb. bomb.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:13 PM
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4. Deeply regrets
Yeh that will bring back the innocents - I am sick of this crap.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:29 PM
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5. duplicate topic
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