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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:33 PM
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Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In Baghdad
By Associated Press, 1/28/2005 13:05

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Five American soldiers were killed Friday by roadside bombs and a shooting attack in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

Three soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb hit their patrol at about 4:30 p.m. in western Baghdad. Another soldier was slightly wounded in the attack, the military said.

Earlier, a bomb in a southern neigbhorhood killed a soldier and wounded three others at about 2 p.m. Another soldier was shot dead about 15 minutes later in the city's north, the military said in a statement. It provided no further details.

<SNIP>

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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:35 PM
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1. More senseless killing...
and five more funerals that the president won't be attending. When will it end?
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justinsb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:37 PM
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2. It's a pity but
as I've said before, the civilian casualties are the real tragedies.


http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/IraqComp
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no_to_war_economy Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:39 PM
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3. all weekend we will hear the filter
say the insurgents are fighting against the elections on Sunday

NO ! they are fighting the occupation
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:47 PM
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4. and a helicopter just crashed.
carnage.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:48 PM
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5. But the election will be a huge success
Nothing to see here. Keep moving, folks.

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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:56 PM
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6. Bush continues to smile
. . . after all the suffering he has endured.

:puke:
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:00 PM
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7. According to many military parents
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:02 PM by lebkuchen
their kids died for freedom and democracy and keeping America safe. If the parents live with their loss, why should the rest of America give a damn? Mail them a neatly wrapped flag and a machine signed letter of condolence and send them on their way.

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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:04 PM
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8. My feelings too....
if it's OK for their kids to die for lies created by the rich, hey...Congratulations Parents!
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:02 PM
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11. An acquaintance yesterday argued that nearly as many soldiers...
... are killed yearly in "domestic training accidents" as are killed in combat/training accidents in Iraq.

I wanted to punch him. Instead I just asked him if he'd be willing to repeat his outrageous, not to mention wildly inaccurate, rationalization to the parents of a slain US soldier serving in Iraq.

Is this some kind of rationale that's being repeated on conservative talk radio? I'm hearing it more and more lately.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:09 PM
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13. I just watched "Outfoxed". There was a similar meme they used in the
beginning of the invasion--comparing the number of deaths to deaths from traffic accidents (I think) in California. They even had a graphic comparing the size of Iraq to California. So--no big deal, you see.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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14. Doesn't that kind of thought just stagger you?
I'm blown away by this kind of shifting rationale. It's downright creepy, and smugly unapologetic.

A graphic comparing the size of Iraq to California? And they did that with a straight face?

How does one even begin to explain the difference to the kind of people who blindly follow this line of rationalization?
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:43 PM
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21. Can you imagine if California had 1400 police officers killed in a year?
I believe that's roughly the number of Iraqi police and national guard killed last year in Iraq.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:48 PM
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15. Ask him to provide references
to back up that claim. These people pull stuff out of their asses and don't think they need to back it up with actual evidence.

I think Randi Rhodes gets it right when she talks about the repubs supporting the war and not supporting the troops. They need to be called on it at every opportunity.
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Calico Jack Rackham Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:09 PM
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9. What a senseless waste of humanity on both sides
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 01:09 PM by Calico Jack Rackham
Sunday is going to be hell in Iraq. I can just picture suicide bombers standing in voting lines and polling stations waiting for the max amount of people before they detonate themselves. What a tragedy.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:33 PM
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10. This is starting to feel like "Groundhog Day" without the happy ending.
Good thing the election is on Sunday and our troops can come home.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:48 PM
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12. This story isn't even on the front page of yahoo
I guess soldiers dying has become so ho-hum. :(
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:07 PM
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16. Well, yeh!
It's the elections, baby! Why, I heard the daughter of an Iraqi-born national on CNN this morning, while casting her vote in a voting booth near Detroit, say she hasn't felt this wonderful since her wedding day. Too bad she's never experienced voting or freedom before, being, I dunno, American and all.

Just wondering... I was born in Michigan, so does this mean I can vote in the '08 Michigan primaries? Or the Michigan gubernatorial?

Can someone explain this to me? Because, my great-grandmother was Ukranian, and I really feel cheated that I couldn't vote for Yuschenko.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:09 PM
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17. unless its more than 36 in a day, its not news now
the media has to keep raising the bar.

onenote
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:54 PM
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18. I'll observe a moment of silence
for all the young people Bush has sent to fight an insane war against an enemy who was of no threat to us.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:29 PM
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19. how does bush sleep, I mean really how
more wasted life. Kids.
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alexisfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:30 PM
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20. Bring them on said bush
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:31 PM by alexisfree
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:45 PM
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22. And bush holds lavish re-election parties to celebrate his success.n/t
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:51 PM
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23. 1425 according to ICC...
Military Fatalities: By Time Period

Period US UK Other* Total Avg Days
3 568 16 27 611 2.86 214
2 717 27 58 802 1.89 424
1 140 33 0 173 4.02 43
Total 1425 76 85 1586 2.33 681

To View Period Details Click The Period Number
Time Periods Defined
Latest Fatality: Jan 28, 2005


Military Fatalities: By Month
Period US UK Other* Total Avg Days
1-2005 92 0 10 102 3.64 28


I don't know why 2 seem to be missing. Perhaps they have not been identified yet.

http://icasualties.org/oif /

RIP

:(
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