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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 02:46 PM
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43 Attacks on US Soldiers in One Day
How many US soldiers do you think will have to die before the right comes totally around??? 10,000 - over 20,000 - more? I would really love to ask.


Video to the right
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main5418...
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 02:52 PM
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1. Those aren't attacks!
Those are Iraqi's welcoming us with Bouquets of Bullets!

:evilgrin:
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:15 PM
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11. Thanks for the line
I will use that for the brain-dead morans I know. :thumbsup:
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Another Bill C. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 02:52 PM
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2. In Vietnam it was 58,000
The anti-war movement was largely discounted until "their" boys started showing up among the dead. This occurred only after the draft lottery system was begun. Until then, draftees were largely those whose parents couldn't afford to keep them out of the Army.
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:00 PM
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3. Were the numbers in VietNam
classifed as they are today? I was very young but I do seem to remember them showing coffins and body bags coming home - and I suppose the numbers were pretty legit? I find something incredibly suspect that we started with 150,000 troops on the ground - now you here 130,000 everywhere, all the time - including the National Guard that was brought in. Seems like 30,000 are missing somewhere.

Wecome to DU Bill :hi:
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Medical Speaking Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:06 PM
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5. Viet-Nam
You have got that right, My folks could't afford it, so I went.
But with my son it is different, he will not go to Dumbyas war and I have called the white house and told them that also. And this time father does have the money. But isnt it sad.

A Viet-Nam Vet
Semper Fi
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:10 PM
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7. Welcome to DU
Medical Speaking :hi: Our country and myself owe you a debt of gratitude for your horrific service - and am really glad to have all of you here. I've always been totally fascinated by anything "Viet Nam", all the movies, info, etc. Don't know why but maybe because I was at that young impressionable age and really wanted to figure out what the hell we were killing people for. I'm so glad that you son will not be going to this war - let's just hope there is NO DRAFT which will exempt the middle classers. I don't want to see any kid going - obviously things are much worse over there than we're being told.
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John_Shadows_1 Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:05 PM
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4. How could this not dominate the news?
We got Kobe, baby!

I say this every time I see a thread like this, and will not cease - God forgive us for sending George W Bush to the white house.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:07 PM
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6. no. god damn SCOTUS
for sending * to the WH.

the people picked Gore, remember...?
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:12 PM
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9. Point made Nosjam! But a welcome would be in order
Don't ya think? Welcome to DU John :hi: - your point is still well made - God forgive us indeed for allowing the ass to stay there.
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:11 PM
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8. Bring back the draft
and watch this misadministration reverse course.Those crooked unelected clowns will do anything to retain power.
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:13 PM
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10. The draft
will turn chickenhawks into peace loving doves.
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SnohoDem Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:38 PM
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12. Only if it's applied fairly with NO exemptions
Edited on Tue Oct-21-03 03:47 PM by SnohoDem
Otherwise, the Chickenhawks' offspring won't be at risk.
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MadMan Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:39 PM
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13. What quagmire?
n/t
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:52 PM
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14. Officially 340 dead since the invasion
the pace is picking up, I'm wondering how long until there are 500 dead, that's a benchmark number that people can get their minds wrapped around. I'm guessing by the first of the year we'll hit that number or be pretty damn close to it.
It's not a very joyous way to say hello, but welcome everyone.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 03:58 PM
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15. I guess Iraqis are not people
Are there no Iraqi dead?
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 04:21 PM
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17. Don't be so silly
they are all liberated now! Haven't you heard? They love their freedom! okay <sarcasam off>.
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 04:20 PM
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16. 395 "Officially" Dead
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 04:25 PM
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18. Yes,I didn't include
the rest of the world in my numbers, as for the Iraqis we don't know ten thousand? more?. I think you'de have to include all the Iraqis from 1990 to the present, in that case you'de be speaking of hundreds of thousands. One is too damn many.
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this_side_up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-03 05:55 PM
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19. has everyone filled out the form
to maybe be picked to be on your local, state or
national draft board? Check out the Selective Service
web site.
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