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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:35 AM
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50 US Soldiers Killed in Last Five Days
In a flurry of weekend press releases, the Department of Defense named another 20 US soldiers killed in Iraq. These deaths bring the total killed since November 8th to fifty. Such facts contradict the "official numbers" released to the unquestioning media.

http://www.antiwar.com/ewens/?articleid=3977
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:38 AM
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1. that reaches the daily average
in the Vietnam War-you know the one bush hid from. but he`s the "war president" now-he has a man date.
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Liberaltarian Donating Member (220 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:05 AM
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12. the only man date he has is with victor ashe...
bible study every sunday, followed by some really heavy petting.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:44 AM
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17. Oh! You mean the man that Jerry Falwell claims that we lie about?
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Chimpanzee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:05 PM
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30. Jerry Fallwell is the lyingest sack of shit - may he rot in hell n/t
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ogradda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:41 AM
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2. just watching abc news in pierce county wa
they said we've lost 10 since we started whupping on fallujah :(
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Hard Attack Donating Member (264 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:49 AM
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3. Bush Just this morning said everything is going well...
Didn't his radio address make it seem 'Rosy'?

This was just this morning..............

Bush Paints Rosy Picture of Iraq Situation

WASHINGTON - President Bush painted a rosy picture of the situation in Iraq , claiming significant progress Saturday in the U.S. military's battle in an insurgent stronghold

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041113/ap...
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:59 AM
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11. Bush sees "rosy" where realists see blood red.
My deepest sympathies to 50 more American families devastated by senseless loss of loved one in the interests of Big Oil/Bush's ego.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:55 AM
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4. Have you noticed CNN is showing the video of the Falluja attack with
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:03 AM by glarius
musical background playing, like it's a movie....I find this disgusting!
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kazlab67 Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:57 AM
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5. I hate hearing about every soldier death.
As a veteran myself, every time I hear of a soldiers death in Iraq a tear forms in my eye for a moment. Every damn time.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:06 AM
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8. Yes, I understand, especially when you realize that they are dying for
nothing....This is George Bush's little war...There is no reason for it...My heart aches for all the young American soldiers and Iraqi innocents dying needlessly...
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getoffmytrain Donating Member (575 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:58 AM
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20. I disagree...
the fact is, regardless of the roots of the war, the soldiers are there fighting it... I can guarantee to you that pretty much each and every soldier there will tell you that they are fighting for the guy next to him..

Soldiers don't walk around with a great big broad view in war... their war is generally confined to their personal experience and most will tell you they were fighting to keep themselves and the men next to them alive.
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tedzbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:39 PM
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27. That is why they are easily malleable by the evil politicians who...
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:40 PM by tedzbear
...send them to fight illegal, immoral wars like they are fighting now.
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:13 PM
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28. I agree with what you say about the soldiers and why they are fighting but
I still say, it is an unnecessary war, therefore, sadly, they are dying for nothing.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:11 AM
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14. welcome to DU kaz and
:hug:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:34 PM
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26. Hi kazlab67!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:01 AM
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6. release it on the weekend ......and maybe no one will notice except for
the families of the fallen......it's too inconvenient for the public to take notice.
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:21 AM
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9. Exactly. Another 'Friday night dump.'
And right after Cheney's news of the day.
Oh wait. That's Cheney's 'distraction' of the day.
My bad. ;)
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:54 AM
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19. Except for DU there appear to be few organized efforts
to remember the cost in human lives of this Cluster Fuck.

P.S. that includes 100,000 or so Iraqis slaughtered for oil and Cheney the draft-dodger.
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:22 AM
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22. As long as they're someone else's son, daughter......
father, brother, than they don't care. Very little empathy left in this country. We're all too busy being capitalists. (Except for me and some of my friends and family.)
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:02 AM
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7. There are more already, and there will be yet more to come
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 02:02 AM by PurityOfEssence
How do I know? The same way I know that they're simultaneously claiming it's going faster and with less resistance, as they're making excuses that many of the insurgents left before the encirclement was complete. Wounded who die in Germany or en route to various places won't be tagged to this offensive offensive, and others will be sprinkled around, delayed and otherwise tucked away.

Once again, conservatives--who worship the past--have learned nothing from it.

As John Lennon put it: "shovellin' smoke with a pichfork in the wind..."
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Is It Fascism Yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:53 AM
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10. Yeah, and these soldiers wouldn't die
if not for Diebold cheating.
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bin.dare Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:23 PM
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29. i am sorry but you are unfortunately dead wrong
a Kerry victory was not going to make much of a difference to the war effort. i'm sorry.
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:07 AM
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13. To me this election was about...
How much the American people can stomach. Let the bodies keep coming in, we'll find out where the boiling point lies.....
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:15 AM
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15. "How high's the water, mama?"
"It's five feet high and risin'."



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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:41 AM
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16. Wonder what CASH would have had to tell us about this war?
Ah, but he had quite enough misery in his last year; prolly just as well that he's gone to Rock And Roll Heaven.

:loveya:
dbt
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:51 AM
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18. (switching songs in midstream) And the Big Fool says to push on
Time to go back to an old sig-line:

Is fearr filleadh as lr an the n b sa tuile.

It is better to back out of the middle of the ford
than to be drowned in the flood.
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JusticeForAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:27 AM
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23. Can someone explain "ha, ha" on 3/25/2004?
Is this the evil WMD joke that * thought was so funny to create a short film about?
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:52 AM
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24. "Those weapons 'a mass destruction have gotta be some place."
Yeah, I think that's it.

What a fucking world.
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:17 AM
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21. Why your kids are dying in Iraq
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 11:13 AM by jmcgowanjm
US has established three bases to guard the Mosul-Haifa pipeline

http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=new...

And why this won't work;

TAJI, Iraq There's word that militants have attacked an
oil pipeline just north of Baghdad.
Witnesses report flames and heavy black smoke rising high
into the sky. The pipeline carries crude oil to a refinery in the
Iraqi capital.

Five U-S helicopters have been hovering nearby. But no
Iraqi security forces or firefighters have been spotted at
the scene of the fire.

Witnesses say insurgents have virtually taken control of the
town of Taji, which is about 12 miles north of Baghdad. They
say militants have been distributing leaflets warning people
not to leave their houses or open their
shops.

Copyright 2004 Associated Press.

http://www.kfor.com/Global/story.asp?S=2561251

courtesy of:
www.whatreallyhappened.com

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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:02 AM
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25. Other than that...the war seems to be moving right along...
nt
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Kukesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:24 PM
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31. Kick! A sad one. n/t
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