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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:07 PM
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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Bomb Attack (I think this is new)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews...


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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:15 PM
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1. Seems new....
... tragically.

:-(

I've had about enough... haven't we all? What a horrible day of carnage.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:16 PM
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2. I believe this was on CBS News tonight.
It was mentioned as an aside in Dan Rather's report from Iraq.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:22 PM
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8. ... as an aside.
That's the tragic reality of today's world.

My heart couldn't sink any lower...
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:18 PM
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3. Was there an earlier bomb fatality?
I was listening to BBC last night and heard mention of a single roadside bomb fatality. Just wondering if this was the same incident.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:31 PM
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11. I heard that someone died today of injuries sustained yesterday.
I think that's what you heard.
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jenk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:19 PM
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4. : (
:cry:
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:19 PM
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5. That Sucks... My Boss is going to be sent there soon.
He's 45, wife 2 kids, and a great man.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:19 PM
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6. 555 is that not enough for the US public now???????is that enough ???
do they care!!????? where the fuck is the outrage
these kids died for nothing they all died for nothing.
The only goddamned solace I have is that Michael is not travelling on a convoy...
BRING THEM HOME NOW
BRING THEM HOME NOW

AND GIVE IRAQ BACK TO THE IRAQIS!
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Barkley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 11:19 PM
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26. Its way too much ...
Many people feel that its unpatriotic to criticize the U.S. foreign policy especially if troops are involved.

I suppose they feel that it somehow aids the enemy: 'either you're for us or with them'.

For many people a strong USA translates into military dominance. To them it would make America look like a coward if we left immediately.

The media is playing a big role in this fiasco as well. They really don't do investigative journalism anymore and rely on what the Defense Department tells 'em for their news -- its a lot cheaper that way.

A lot of people see the cost of 555 lives outweighting the benefits - control of the largest oil reserves. If 555 American GIs died 'liberating' Haiti you would see outrage.

However, there are hopeful signs: More Americans are beginning to say in public opinion polls that 'the war was not worth it'.

The Mari333s, parents and spouses with loved ones in Iraq are helping to make a difference even if the press/ and gov't pretends not to hear you.

Keep speaking out; they're listening!

I stand in solidarity with you!

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!




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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:19 PM
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7. Looks like a separate attack from the earlier report today
This one's in Habbaniyah, the earlier one in Baquba. Could be confusion, though.

US soldier 'dies of bomb wounds'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3500862.stm

A US soldier has been killed and two wounded after their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb outside the Iraqi town of Baquba, US military officials say.

...
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:23 PM
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9. It is, Lunaville Jus updated their count to 558
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:29 PM
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10. We need pictures of coffins at Dover AFB. That will end this war!
The "Dover Effect" will also defeat Bu$h. I'm for what ever ends this damn war the quickest.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:36 PM
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12. Join mfso.org
demand they get coverage for their march from Dover to the White House on March 14

http://www.mfso.org

demand from all news organizations and your congresspeople that the caskets be shown! and the wounded at Walter Reed!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:43 PM
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14. Thanks Mari333
I know your great personal concern. My dad has only recently divulged what a hell my tour in Vietnam was for them. He was a WIA and POW in WWII, too. My prayers are with you, dear.

Also, thanks for the links. Exactly what I need!
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:20 PM
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20. How about 558
large rectangular boxes covered with US flags for the March 20 protest? Have them paraded by The pig farm and the Capitol as far as the eye can see. That might get some people's attention.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:38 PM
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13. McCain said last week that things were improving in Iraq because ....
no U.S. Soldiers were killed in 10 days :eyes:
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HollywoodLiberal Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:51 PM
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15. Well that's why...
we don't trust McCain!
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:54 PM
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16. he was lying..
no period of 10 days has passed without invading or occupation forces dying.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 08:58 PM
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17. The casualty roster is appalling
Hard to believe that anyone thinks its getting better over there.

Police, soldiers, translators, civilian personnel, shootings, bombings, ambushes, errant mortar rounds...this is getting better?

McCain has a few screws loose.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:14 PM
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18. Michael emailed today
said he goes to sleep at night and listens to the shelling outside, and hes about 10-20 miles west of Baghdad. He also told me "theres a lot of things Ive seen that are pretty bad but I cant tell you on here Ill let you know when I get home"
I think hes afraid his mail is monitored.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:25 PM
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21. I sent his "unit" a CARE package, today,...
,...hope it will get through with no return address.

The touch and go blogs I've captured from time and time report,...well, desperation and anger.

Of course, the "facts" on that ground are obviously heavily screened from what we are being provided.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 11:27 PM
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28. thanks he hasnt even gotten the packages we sent a couple months
ago..hes still waiting!! it pisses me off...its been 3 months and he still hasnt gotten the packages we sent him.
It really is mind boggling. and he says hes hungry.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 06:51 AM
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29. Military mail has always sucked.
Military mail is to mail

As military music is to music

As military justice is to justice

My dad in WW 2 said the same thing

In Nam we said the same thing

I see nothing has changed
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:01 PM
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23. There is no doubt that his email is monitored
It is standard procedure to monitor mail since, well, let's say the Civil War. In WWI, when the british soldiers would be moved into the horrendous Ypres Salient, they'd write letters saying "I pray Sally went to school as expected," knowing that Ipraysally went would signal Ypres Salient to their families. Needless to say, the officers soon put an end to the dear sister Sally letters.

Abu Ghaireb, of course, comes under mortar fire from time to time, but I think your stepson is mostly safe. I'm keeping a vigil for the brother, in any case. Keep your head up, Mari.
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Woodstock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:17 PM
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19. Newsday also reporting the two additional soldier deaths
http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-woiraq...

Of course, the dead are dismissed by the morans almost as fast as the wounded ones are (what's a arm or a leg less...) Have I told you lately how much I hate these people? :(
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rfkrocks Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:50 PM
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22. Proud to be a Democrat the party that gives a damn about the troops
You know I can't stop listening to Billy Joel's "Goodnight Saigon". The lyrics that really come home are "remember Charlie remember Baker they left their childhood on every acre". We have all these good people dead-many wounded-what horrors some will have to deal with years after the conflict- in drinking, despair and post-traumatic stress. The GOP just uses the flag-then forgets the soldiers-how cowardly to hide their deaths and wounds-it is so disgusting-I agree where is the outrage?- that our government started a war on the bogus reasons and now we can't even look at the result our policy has wrought-God Bless the fallen and wounded-may the democratic party when it returns to power in Nov undue the disaster and renew our faith in the USA
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:11 PM
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24. Another from Wisconsin Dead today--SAD
"They never saw what napalm does do a little girl's skin. They never saw a 19-year-old from Iowa screaming and writhing on the ground because a mine blew his legs off. They never saw a man take a bullet through the brain, then watch his body flop around on the ground for a minute or so because it doesn't realize he's dead. They never put pieces of someone into a bag, not knowing who it was until you read the tags, because there wasn't any face left to go along with the other parts. They haven't seen the shit I've seen, and they want to do it all over again. Those bastards!

----homeless man relating to Al Hambridge at the Wall last winter, before the AWOL CHIPANZEE started the Shock and Awe Bullshit.

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rfkrocks Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:27 PM
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25. So moving-it breaks your heart
"Those bastards" pretty much sums it up--The Awol Wonder should go to the Wall and talk to that Vet and maybe he would have some understanding of war-thanks for the post
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 11:23 PM
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27. God what a post
right on. the truth.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 06:58 AM
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30. Sobering reality that is hidden from the mass -
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