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pauldp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:25 PM
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If this horrible incident had happened to Iraqis would it be news?
It would be just another day in Baghdad.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:26 PM
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1. Would be news for five seconds
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:26 PM
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2. Unfortunately, you are correct.
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:27 PM
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3. 300 Iraqis die every day.
If only forty Iraqis were killed it'd be good news.
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Norwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:27 PM
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4. Would be a footnote and a 5 second clip on TV
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:27 PM
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Nope.
It would be just another day. There would be a news story or two, as there are almost every day.

But it would hardly cause a blip. On a lot of American's radars it wouldn't even be a blip at all.

What? Iraqis dying? Where?

:eyes:

Londoners deserve grief and mourning just as much as Iraqis.

And Iraqis deserve all that just as much as anyone else.

I place no humans higher than others as far as the value of their life. Life is life.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:27 PM
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5. It is not terrorism when we do it. 100,000 Iraqis dead by our hands
and not a word about it on the newz
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:27 PM
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6. Which shows the schizoid tendencies of the American public
Even though we are there to "free" the Iraqis, we exhibit little to no reaction when we kill them.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:28 PM
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7. But Iraqi lives don't count...
if there is a God (and as a lifelong christian I have questioned this in the last few years) BushCo will get theirs, someday!
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:29 PM
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8. No, it wouldn't be news
This morning I posted a story on another forum about bomb blasts killing 40 two weeks ago ... and nobody knew what country it happened in - and one person replied that the media doesn't cover Africa very well, so they didn't know about it. (It was Iraq)
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:30 PM
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9. it has. over and over.
and noone seems to care that much.

i guess middle easter blood isnt worth much in the west. shameful.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:52 PM
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10. Only if the U.S. could blame Al Qaeda or other Iraqis.
If it had resulted from U.S. bombing, then no, it would not be news.
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