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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:52 PM
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U.S. casualties surge amid worsening Iraq violence

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061012/ts_nm/iraq_usa_casu... ;_ylt=Att2PoF23IzoCK.6HUSGcsms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-

U.S. casualties surge amid worsening Iraq violence

By Will Dunham Thu Oct 12, 3:09 PM ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military casualties have surged in
Iraq in recent weeks, with U.S. troops engaging in perilous urban sweeps to curb sectarian violence in Baghdad while facing unrelenting violence elsewhere.


At least 44 U.S. troops have been killed so far in October. At the current pace, the month would be the deadliest for U.S. forces since January 2005. After falling to 43 in July, the U.S. toll rose in August and September before spiking this month. The war's average monthly U.S. death toll is 64.

The number of U.S. troops wounded in combat also has surged, with September's total of more than 770 the highest since November 2004, when U.S. forces launched a ground offensive to clear insurgents from Falluja.

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Army Gen. George Casey, top U.S. commander in Iraq, said on Wednesday the level of violence over the past few weeks has been the highest of the war. There are 141,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.

GRIM TOLL

There have been 2,757 U.S. military deaths since the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The U.S. death rate and overall toll still remain far lower than in the Vietnam War, when 58,000 U.S. troops were killed.

The Pentagon said 20,895 U.S. troops have been wounded in combat, many maimed by grievous blast wounds from insurgent roadside bombs, the leading cause of American casualties. At least 6,000 others have suffered wounds in accidents and other noncombat situations........
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:55 PM
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1. all this death for lies
:cry:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:56 PM
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2. Rate this up on Yahoo-----Keep the story alive.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:57 PM
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3. next verse, same as the first!
I remember these same words for over THREE fucking years now! :grr:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:57 PM
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4. Average (297 votes)4.1 stars
RECOMMEND THIS STORY

Your Recommendation:

Average (297 votes)4.1 stars
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:58 PM
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5. Please nominate:--it is about time a headline such as this appears.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:37 PM
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6. k
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:37 PM
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7. k
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:53 PM
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8. "far lower than in the Vietnam War"
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:13 PM
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10. Terrible
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:27 PM
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9. "They're just commas".............
says our cowardly leader. And the cowardly leader's mother says not to worry my pretty head over casualties.
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