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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:13 PM
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Nearly 300 U.S. troops wounded in Iraq during first week of October
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Number of US soldiers wounded in Iraq rises sharply

By Ann Scott Tyson, Washington Post | October 8, 2006

WASHINGTON -- The number of US soldiers wounded in Iraq in one month surged to its highest level in nearly two years as Americans fight block-by-block in Baghdad to try to check a spiral of sectarian violence that US commanders warn could lead to civil war.

Last month, 776 US personnel were wounded in action in Iraq, the highest number since the military assault to retake the insurgent-held city of Fallujah in November 2004, according to Defense Department data. It was the fourth-highest monthly total since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

The sharp increase in American wounded -- with nearly 300 more in the first week of October -- is a grim measure of the degree to which the US military has been thrust into the lead of the effort to stave off full-scale civil war in Iraq, military officials and analysts say.

Beyond Baghdad, Marines battling Sunni insurgents in Iraq's violent western province of Anbar last month also suffered their highest number of wounded in action since late 2004.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:23 PM
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Wow that's a lot of
PURPLE HEART BANDAIDS

Ain't it, motherfucking bastard freeping rightwingnuts.

The single most disgusting act I've ever seen any so-called Americans involved in. May every one of those fucking rightwingnuts and their sickening "purple heart bandaid" crap rot in hell. No wait, better yet, let them die in Iraq, bleeding into the sands, like they cause/ed so many of our citizens to do because they put their fucking little prick of a dickhead bush ahead of human lives.

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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:23 PM
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1. Thank you for posting the uncounted
Replugs don't want you to see the wounded. I deal with these kids everyday. My job is to help get their benefits for them. These wounds are far worse then I saw in Vietnam. More are burned and the loss of limbs are ugly. But their minds are also damaged some beyond repair. May Bush and Company rot in hell for what they have done to our troops and the people of Iraq
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