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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:43 AM
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On Occasion of the 1,000th U.S. Troop Death .Military Families Speak Out
U.S. Newswire


In September, 2004 a tragic milestone will be reached: 1,000 U.S. troops will have been killed in a war that should not have happened. The two primary justifications used by the Bush Administration to take this nation into war -- weapons of mass destruction and a link between Al Qaida and Saddam Hussein have proven to be false. Each, day, week and month that this reckless military misadventure continues, the death toll goes higher.

As the day of the 1,000th troop death is reached, Military Families Speak Out honors all who have fallen. We remember all the U.S. service men and women who have died as a result of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq; the many thousands of Iraqi men, women and children who have died as a result of this war in Iraq; and the fact that these deaths have occurred in a war that is unjust and unjustifiable.

Military Families Speak Out -- an organization of well over 1,600 families with loved ones in the military, including those who have been killed in Iraq, who are currently serving in Iraq, or who are about to deploy to Iraq -- calls on the Bush Administration and on the United States Congress to BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW! Our loved ones signed up to protect and defend Country and Constitution not to be put in harm's way for oil markets and dreams of empire. As we honor the fallen, we call on the Administration to stop betraying our troops, their families and this nation! Not one more death in a war based on lies. ..

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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:45 AM
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1. So many dead for no reason at all
Terrible. Just fucking terrible.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:47 AM
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2. Osama killed 2,400
Bush killed 1,000.

I guess the "lesser of two evils" gets to be the President...
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:49 AM
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4. Did we include the number of Iraqi civilians Bush killed?
It is entirely possible that Bush has killed MANY MANY MANY more people than Osama.

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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:51 AM
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5. Numbers are hard to come by...
I've seen low-ball estimates of the number of Iraqi civilians killed at between about 5,000. That doesn't count members of the Iraqi military.
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RedSock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:54 AM
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7. probably more like 100,000
in "plan of attack" woodward quotes pentagon officials as saying there were 30,000 iraqis killed in the first few weeks of the invasion alone.

who knows how high the total is now.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 12:45 PM
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12. Probably a high number...
...just as mine was low. The website Iraq Body Count gives a range of 11,000 to 13,000 civilian deaths. In any case, Bush beats Bin Laden hands down.
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 12:07 PM
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8. Bush killed a 1000?
That is only the number of US Soldiers Bush has killed (so far). How many innocent Iraqi civilians has he killed? How many young innocent Iraqi children have either been killed or had a parent, sibling, or relative killed? How many Iraqi citizens will suffer from PTSD for the remainder of their lives? How many American troops will suffer from PTSD for the remainder of their lives? How many servicemen will come home and subsequently fall ill and/or die from exposure to radioactive depleted uranium? How many Iraqis will fall ill and/or die from the exposure to radiation? All of this without the any justification or cause. All of this at the expense of the American taxpayers and their children to come. All of this for the greater profit of companies like Haliburton, Bechtel, and G.E.

How many other countries in the Middle East will have this same scenario played out in the next 4 years if the true terrorists aren't stopped in November?
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Raenelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 01:37 PM
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13. In the Bush Body Count, don't forget Afghanistan &TX and non-Americans.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:49 AM
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3. And what, like 26,000 wounded?
Many horribly wounded---lots of lost limbs. And that's just the U.S. Think of how many Iraqis we've killed too. Probably alot more children than those horrible Chechens killed in that Russian school---but we're the 'good guys' so it doesn't count I guess.

Plus the depleted uranium, which will of course be affecting our warfighters as well as the Iraqis.

A sad, sad, mess.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 11:54 AM
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6. Maybe Kerry should amend the statement to
"How do you ask someone to be the 2000th person to die for your war?"
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 12:22 PM
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9. I hope the media covers this and reminds everyone of the cost of the war
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 12:30 PM
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10. The BBC is talking about it
Haven't seen in on CNN though. Anyone?
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 12:32 PM
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11. Headlines my ass
Edited on Tue Sep-07-04 12:33 PM by theexpat
CNN skipped the number :wtf:
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 01:39 PM
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14. Remember Lila Lipscomb?
1,000 stories just like hers. And thousands more on the Iraqi side.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-07-04 03:31 PM
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15. Houston Candelight Memorial Date Set (This Friday @ 7:30 pm)
http://www.mamabrigade.org/1000soldiers.html

Friday, September 10th at 7:30 pm.

1000TH SOLDIER : An event to honor and commemorate the deaths of 1000 American servicepersons who fought in Iraq
as well as to recognize and honor the deaths of servicepersons who died in Afghanistan and the thousands of Iraqi and Afghan victims of war.

WHAT: One thousand luminaria will be lit along Main Street from Mecom Fountain to McGregor,
followed by a solemn ceremony originating at Mecom Fountain


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