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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:33 PM
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26 Iraqis and 5 G.I.'s Killed; Reporter Missing
At least 26 Iraqis, 5 American soldiers and a British soldier were killed in attacks late Tuesday and Wednesday, officials reported Wednesday.

Rory Carroll, a reporter working for The Guardian, was believed to have been abducted in Baghdad, the newspaper said.
....
The lethal attacks and the kidnapping may have been timed to the start of the trial. Two mortars landed in the fortified Green Zone before the trial began, and a string of explosions could be heard in central Baghdad after nightfall.
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The American military said three soldiers were killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb near the town of Balad. One soldier was killed and four were wounded in a vehicle fire near Tikrit, Mr. Hussein's hometown. A fifth soldier was killed and three were wounded by a roadside bomb near Iskandariya.

A British soldier was killed by a roadside bomb late Tuesday, the British defense ministry said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/international/middlee...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:36 PM
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1. may their families find peace.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:40 PM
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2. icasualties doesn't have the 3 killed in Balad listed yet
With those added, we'd be at 53 for the month and 1,986 overall.

Will anybody make a big deal about 2,000? We're quickly closing in on that number, and will probably reach it before the end of the month. In Vietnam, the 1st 1,000 were hard, then it was routine untill we hit 10,000, then 20,000, then 30,000, etc. What will be the reaction for 2,000 now? Hell, if the insurgents keep killing 5 and 7 a day, we might hit 2,000 before the end of the week...
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:48 PM
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3. Indictments Or 2,000?
Which will occur first?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:31 PM
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8. The 3 killed in Balad will be added to icasualties tonight
:(
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:59 PM
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4. i listened to the news tonight and heard nothing of this.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:04 PM
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5. Arron Brown just reported on the 3 dead soldiers.
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:21 PM
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6. More evidence that the insurgency is in its death throes! n/t
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:28 PM
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7. Some of Rory Carroll's work >>>>
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wellst0nev0ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:18 AM
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11. And Morans Wonder Why Reporters Can't Report The GOOD News
kinda hard to report schools being whitewashed while kneeling blindfolded for five hours in an undisclosed cement building.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:35 AM
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13. Yes, I remember Marla. See my signature line.
I added it earlier today before I saw your post!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:28 AM
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17. .
Edited on Thu Oct-20-05 06:28 AM by Roland99
:toast:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:01 PM
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38. GMTA
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:49 PM
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9. K&R - RIP- Wish the dems would get a backbone and oppose this needless
sacrifice of our soldiers and the destruction of Iraq. Everyone knows it was based on lies. But the democratic "leadership" repeats the Bush mantra: "stay the course" "irresponsible to set a pullout date" "wrong to 'cut & run". Some fucking leaders. Fuck them, too.

:grr:
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:21 AM
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10. I totally agree
Let's kill 50,000 American boys and girs to stay the course and show those other didn't die in vain. Get real. The Mideast could care less about democracy. W wanted their oil and went for it. He wants to make sure his kids and grandkids live lives of luxury, like he did.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:24 AM
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12. From the guardian itself
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1596080,00....

Guardian journalist abducted in Baghdad

Ewen MacAskill
Thursday October 20, 2005
The Guardian

The Guardian's Iraq correspondent, Rory Carroll, was last night missing after being kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad. Carroll, 33, an experienced foreign correspondent, had been conducting an interview in the city with a victim of Saddam Hussein's regime. He had been preparing an article for today's paper on the opening of the former dictator's trial yesterday.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:32 AM
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18. I hope Rory Carroll
is released unharmed. He is a damn good journalist who has commented on this illegal war in a balanced manner. This does make me wonder who was behind his abduction.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:42 AM
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14. jeezus!
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:05 AM
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15. Think of the calls people got.
Your spouse/child/sibling were killed or wounded or captured today.

The shock, fear grief and all the calls made because of the call each got. The rippling effects as word and pain spreads.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 05:51 AM
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16. they weren't killed, damn it!
they were greeted with flowers -- so happy at being democratized.

mission accomplished.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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19. 4 New Soldier Deaths Announced in Iraq
October 20, 2005, 2:13 AM EDT

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and one was wounded by a roadside bomb in northern Iraq, the military said Thursday.

The blast hit the Task Force Liberty 42nd Infantry Division combat patrol at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday near Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad, the military said.

The attack raised to at least 1,986 the number of members of the U.S. military who have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

That total includes one 42nd Infantry Division soldier who was killed and four who were wounded when their 42nd Infantry Division vehicle was burned by a roadside bomb that exploded about 6 p.m. Wednesday near Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, the military said.


http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-...
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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20. Will 2,000 be the number that wakes people up?
What is it going to take to get people to put pressure on politicians to stop this nonsense? When will they demand that Bush be impeached over his lies?
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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22. Uh . . . no
They want to drive their big cars and heat their homes with oil.
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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24. just curious...
how do you commute and what do you use to heat your house with?
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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27. I saw you reply and I really wondered what it was that you are getting at.
Are you suggesting what the poster said isn't true? Because it most certainly is.

By the way, this question is coming from someone who rides the bus and doesn't turn on the heat until November.
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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29. not at all...I agree it is true.
I was just genuinely curious because he/she said "They want to drive their big cars and heat their homes with oil.""....as if they were somehow immune to those 2 things and I was curious. Who knows...maybe they work from a solar powered home?

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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:37 PM
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36. I don't own a car and I commute by underground
My house is heated at about 68 in winter.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:05 AM
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33. Irrelevant
to this particular piece of inattention to reality.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:37 PM
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37. Huh? nt
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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21. What a price to pay for a Democracy for Iraq
Bring the troops home today and end this needless waste of human life for all concerned.

We use to be the good guys!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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23. sadly, this gets 3=4 seconds on the news (if that)!!
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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25. I e-mailed CNN with that same sentiment...
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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28. 5 US KIA, 1 Brit, 20 Iraqis made page A-14 of the local rag today
And it got a whole couple of column inches. "Support our troops", my ass.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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30. Lends new meaning to the term
"BRING EM ON" sdhouted the AWOL CHIMPANZEE

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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 09:35 AM
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26. Rest in peace, young soldiers.
:cry:


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Debbi801 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:00 AM
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31. One of them was known by the woman who sits next to me at work...
She's been crying all morning and finally went home.

It is such a tragedy.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:01 AM
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32. I emailed all the major news outlets,asking them why ...
...this is not news.
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:07 AM
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34. Are we still trying to spread peace and "FREEDOM" in Iraq?
If so...doesn't look like it working. :shrug:
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:05 PM
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35. RIP soldiers and innocent civilians.
AFAIC, the criminals who began this war can burn in hell !
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:53 PM
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39. Gee! Wasn't all the killing going to end after
the Iraqies voted on their Constitution?
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