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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:00 PM
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Another Frightening and Sick Landmark Passed in Iraq
According to the statistics, more US soldiers have been killed since Bush announced "Bring em On!" then were killed in the Spring military Campaign...A sad and sick day indeed.

117- In "Combat Operations"

118- Since July 2nd, the announcement of the "Bring Em On!" policy


We need to end this war now! Bring home the troops, get the monkey out of the White House!
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:05 PM
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1. Indeed, Bring them Home Now.
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 03:16 PM by Mari333
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:34 PM
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3. Sad.....
:dem:
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Tyler Durden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:13 PM
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2. gratuitous bump
of a topic that does not get enough attention lately.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:37 PM
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4. Those numbers are mixed up
317 have died total I think you might of meant 181 :shrug:
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:45 PM
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6. No, they're right.
I can be a little confusing, lots of different dates. It's ashame there are so many benchmarks.

I think, I could be wrong, but you're refering to the number of soliders killed since May 1st, the carrier landing and the total soldiers killed.

I'M talking about since Bush announced on July 2nd, "Bring em On!" and the "actual" fighting during the "real" war, March 20 to April 9th (common date set for "direct" combat ops.)
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:11 PM
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11. I see
Thanks for clarifying I missed the "bring em on" date reference .
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:43 PM
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Your numbers aren't even close
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 03:44 PM by sgr2
We've lost well over 300 now.

http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx

US Casualties = 323
UK Casualties = 51
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:43 PM
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5. Your numbers aren't even close
We've lost well over 300 now.

http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx

US Casualties = 323
UK Casualties = 51
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:46 PM
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7. NO! Read Post #6, THEY ARE RIGHT!
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 03:49 PM by sleipnir
Not to get angry, but I'm right, read the post. It explains it a bit more. If you want confirmation, go to lunvaville.org...

My phrasing of "combat operations" in the original post was probably a little misleading as the military has used that to describe current KIA's in hostile situations. Sorry if that caused any confusion.
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:20 PM
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8. Sorry, I think you're wrong
but we'll get there soon enough, no worries.

AP reported today, in reference to the latest three deaths:

"The three soldiers' deaths, the first reported since Friday, brought to 91 the number of American soldiers killed in hostile action since President Bush (news - web sites) declared an end to major combat on May 1. A total of 320 U.S. service members have died in Iraq since the United States and Britain launched military operations against Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s government March 20."

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=2...

;(
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:05 PM
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9. kick
:kick:
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:06 PM
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10. No, please look at the wording
"In Hostile Combat", that 91 doesn't count accidents and other "non-hostile" deaths. Lunaville.org is keeping good records of all deaths and my numbers match up. And that's also since * announced "end of operations" on the carrier, which is grossly misrepresented as the end of combat. Lunaville and most of experts agree that the actual battle for Iraq, which I am referencing with the 117 deaths, ended on aprox. April 10th. Then we transitioned into an "occupation" phase.

Maybe this was too esoteric of a statistic, as no one seems to be able to comprehend or take the time to examine my post.
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:11 PM
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12. .
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