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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:58 PM
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U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 700
(headline from front page of http://www.cnn.com /)

Eleven more U.S. troops die in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- U.S. troop deaths in Iraq reached 700, with 504 killed in combat, as the military on Sunday added 11 American casualties to the war's mounting death toll.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/04/18/iraq.main/ind...

Welcome to the 700 club, American Soldiers.
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silverchair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:01 PM
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1. also spain to withdraw troops
from CNN:

Spain's new prime minister, meanwhile, announced he will withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq "in the shortest time possible."
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cjbuchanan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:04 PM
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2. Let us never forget
The courage that these 700 women and men showed and the failures of those that placed them in harms way.

Also, let's hope it is a long time before they leave the 700 club.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:11 PM
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3. and 'cause we are forbidden to see their coffins. . .
or what the rest of the world sees on the Arabic news channels, 50 % of the population is insensitized to this horror. Our reports are relatively sanitized. The relentless coverage of the carnage in Vietnam I recall as a small child is what made me an eternal pacifist and is also what prompted to a great degree, all those protests which eventually provoked our withdrawal. May it come soon.

I do support the troops. I don't support the foreign policy.
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jbfam4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:30 PM
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4. We can't compare this with Viet Nam
It took SIX years in Viet Nam to reach this number.

How sad.....my prayers and thoughts are with all those who have died in Bush's immoral war of choice and their families.
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joealmighty Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:02 PM
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8. the context
We weren't actually fighting in Viet Nam until later in the conflict.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:05 PM
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11. Its Iraq-Nam
A place where Death rides a pale horse.

And stalks:

The Innocent, The Guilty, the Unlucky and the Careless

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:58 PM
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5. Note the CNN poll there -
Do you think targeted killings can stop terrorist attacks?

It was 67% no and 33% yes.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:48 PM
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6. A better question
Do you think terrorist attacks can stop terrorist attacks?
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:01 PM
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7. Or just get to the point:
Do you think more mass killing can stop mass killing?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 07:34 AM
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17. btt
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termo Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:07 PM
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9. on fait pas d'omelette sans casser des oeufs
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:12 PM
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10. mais, on ne parle pas des oeufs...
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 06:13 PM by K8-EEE
mon dieu...these are human beings! And what omelette are we getting for it?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:21 PM
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12. D'Omelette de la mort, mang avec les herbes amres
Sur une rue sans joie
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dixielib Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:54 PM
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13. cut it out guys!
my french is 40 years old! I don't even remember how to french kiss!
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Frederic Bastiat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:33 AM
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15. Alors, qui sme le vent rcolte la tempte!
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:39 AM
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16. An omelette
of the world gone mad. An omelette of the dead piled on the dead? This omelette of revenge is broken lives, destroyed futures, pain that will last for generations.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 06:21 AM
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14. It Seems Like Only A Couple Weeks Ago It Was 600 !!!
Edited on Mon Apr-19-04 06:23 AM by WillyT
Oh yeah, IT WAS !!!

Fuck...

On edit:



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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 07:55 AM
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18. and who is to blame? oh yes ...
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 05:05 PM
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19. Oh Yes Indeed !!!
:nuke:
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