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bobweaver Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:46 PM
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U.S. drops 500-lb. bomb on wrong house, kills 14 - 7 of them children
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:47 PM by bobweaver
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:51 PM
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1. Just when you thought...
that the disaster could not get any worse.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:52 PM
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2. Unforgiveable
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:04 PM
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3. This is news?
Let me know when they actually hit a terrorist, an enemy combatant, a dead-ender, or whatever the euphemism du jour is.

sheesh!

/outrage off
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:08 PM
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4. Please amend this headline to day "GOP drops bomb...", not US.
I did not do it. I do approve of it and I refuse to take the credit or the blame!!!
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 PM
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5. Breeding anti-americanism. Isn't that what is happening?
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 PM by Just Me
Did the neoconimperialists do this, breed anti-americanism, ON PURPOSE?

Or, were the neoconimperialists too freakin' self-involved in their radical, dysfunctional, power game to give a damn,...to actually anticipate how others would react to their bullydom?

One can only hope these buttwipes get precisely what's coming to them!!! They deserve nothing short of complete disgrace,...and deliverance to HELL!!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 PM
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9. No, we are going to beat the Iraqis into submission
Every last man, woman, and child will learn to fear the most powerful military in the world.

At least thats what I think Chimpy's plan is?

Don

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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:13 PM
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6. They were terraists
But just in case...

"Multi-National Force Iraq deeply regrets the loss of possibly innocent lives,"
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:14 PM
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7. And the thugs in green...
celebrate!
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:38 PM
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8. I guess the pro-war folks will want to talk about how out troops gave ....
those kids bookbags before the bomb ... doesn't that "good news" more than balance this :eyes:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:42 PM
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10. Box of crayolas too n/t
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:44 PM
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11. Yahoo reports at least five.
Such the optimists they are.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:11 PM
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12. 7 kids. More than Andrea Yates can drown in one morning.
'Nuff said.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:14 PM
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13. OUCH!
hey it's JUST a bomb
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:40 PM
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14. 7 kids killed by a sick immoral act vs 5
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:41 PM by Ilsa
kids killed by a sick immoral act. The Yates kids were failed by their father and medical system. These 7 were failed by Bush and company.
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Massachusetts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:42 PM
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15. I can't tell if I'm awake
:wtf:

Tragedy doesn't subside.
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sonicx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:03 PM
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16. OPPS!
:eyes:
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:46 PM
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17. I wonder if Al Frankin has called the crew up to thank them
for their service.
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:58 PM
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18. 500lb? gonna have collateral damage even if you hit the right house. n/t
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:04 AM
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19. It's Fallujah all over again .....
This same fucking shit happened for months in Fallujah before the "offensive". God forgive AmeriKa!


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An Associated Press photographer said from the scene that 14 members of the same family - seven children, four women and three men - were killed, and six people were wounded, including another child in the house and five people from neighboring houses. By evening, all 14 victims had been buried in a nearby cemetery, Yousef said.

The U.S. military statement said coalition forces went to the area to provide assistance and said five people were killed. It said there was no other damage.



"Multi-National Force Iraq deeply regrets the loss of possibly innocent lives," the statement said, adding that an investigation was underway.

American troops recently sent more troops to Mosul, which has seen heavy clashes in recent weeks between insurgents and American forces. U.S. officials acknowledge the area is still too unsafe for the elections to take place there safely.

The election is the first democratic vote in Iraq since the country was formed in 1932, and the Sunnis are certain to lose their dominance to the Shiites, who comprise 60 percent of Iraq's 26 million people. Sunni leaders have urged the vote be postponed, largely because areas of Iraq where they dominate are far too restive for preparations to begin.

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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:29 AM
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20. duplicate topic
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