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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:03 PM
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U.S. Embassy Hit In Iraq
CNN reporting the emabassy hit just a few moments ago. No details yet on casulties. All they know right now is that their was a explosion at the embassy inside the green zone.
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:19 PM
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1. Now Reporting
Two US personnel have been comfirmed dead at this time several wounded as of now.
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seito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:57 PM
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2. This is just so sad.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:57 PM by seito
I can not comprehend the level of arrogance and cruelty that would be required to take us from one of the most respected nations in the world and plunge us into the quagmire that we find ourselves in now. I do not know who I hurt for most, our soldiers and heir families, or the innocent people in Iraq.


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BlueTarheel Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:22 PM
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3. Total disaster
When is * going to see it's a total disaster? It's truly disgusting. My gut is telling me more bloodshed is coming this weekend. Those insurgents are pissed and are not going to stop. What's worse is watching the news reporting like the US has made it better for the Iraqis. Such a joke! The world is watching and it is sad to see what our gov't is doing and in the name of democracy.
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:33 PM
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5. You got that right
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 03:33 PM by angrydemocrat
This thing is going to get worse. Someone needs to slap a uniform on *, Pork Chop, and Dumbsfeld and hand them a M-16 and stick their sorry ass on the front line! This is their damn quagmire they created let them fight it.
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BlueTarheel Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:46 PM
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6. exactly
Wasn't he the one that said "bring it on?" Easy to say behind bulletproof glass. :grr:
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:14 PM
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7. Hey, Welcome
To DU and to this forum.

The whole Iraqi war is such a disaster. We are going to be paying the financial, prestige and policy costs of this fiasco for years to come. * is such an idiot.
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BlueTarheel Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:47 PM
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13. thanks
Thanks for the welcome. This is by far my favorite forum here on DU. Even though I don't post that often, I'm always reading. Ever since the election, or I should say, election theft, I've been here almost everyday. It's so comforting to find other people who see what happened and who still believe in John Kerry.

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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:04 PM
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14. that was the most idiotic thing he ever said
and he has said plenty of idiotic things. Even his wife yelled at him for that one. :eyes:
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:22 PM
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8. "Strap him with an AK-47...
... let him go fight his own war, let him impress daddy that way..."

Damn, I love "Mosh."
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:26 PM
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4. This is sad
I hate to see what tomorrow is going to bring it will be terrible then. This is the biggest quagmire since vietnam. And it just keeps getting worse. The innocent people of Iraq have nothing their whole country has just about been demolished, they have to live in unsanitary conditions, and they are scared to death to even walk out of there home. And our poor troops are getting blown away everyday and leaving behind families and many coming home that will be handicapped for the rest of their life because they had their legs, arms, or like one guy half his face blown off. And for what? *'s quagmire. For *'s lies and mistakes.
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:35 PM
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9. Is there anybody left who actually thinks this occupation
that is being called a war is a good idea? Geez, it makes me sick. It made me sick from day 1, but it keeps getting worse. I feel like digging out Peter, Paul and Mary albums. How can we not have learned from such recent history as Vietnam? I hate how helpless the whole situation makes me feel.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:53 PM
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10. "Iraq is Bush's Vietnam."--Teddy Kennedy n/t
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:00 PM
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11. Yeah, how awful
His abuse of the military is a damn crime. His abuse of the National Guard alone warrants impeachment.

The vets are the ones I worry about every day. It just sickens me that they are being treated so shabbily. Did you hear that sick vets, returning from war with injuries and such are being charged for their meals at Walter Reed? It just can't get anymore disgusting and irresponsible than that. (WaPo story on that last week.)

The regular military is appalled at the neocons. Seymour Hersh was on The Daily Show and he was reporting that some folks in the military are trying to figure out ways to mitigate the damage the neocons are doing. Godspeed to them. They are good guys with a solid support of cilvil liberties and civil rights. * disgusts them.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:06 PM
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12. Yeh, I heard about the Walter Reed vets being
charged for their meals. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
Remove Rumsfailed, Impeach *!
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 05:45 PM
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17. It is sick
I did some research about a year or so ago on homeless veterans. That should be an oxymoron. Homeless veterans. They risk their lives for us, some of them wounded both physically and mentally. I'm sure all emotionally, too. And we thank them by giving them rotten health care (if any)and next to no bennies. It's sick. My Dad was a WWII vet. It's a damned good thing for the breaks those guys (if they were lucky enough to "qualify" civil rights--another issue) got on reduced rate mortgages, etc. and that my Dad had vocational training he could use outside the service. As it was, he had a tough life, and struggled financially.


There's good stuff in some of the old congressional records. Unfortunately, we don't take their long term care into consideration with costs of "war."

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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:01 PM
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18. That Hersh interview
was the scariest thing I've seen in a long time, except for the "Democracy Now" interview he gave last Wednesday: Seymour Hersh: "We've Been Taken Over by a Cult". Even Jon Stewart couldn't get him to lighten up.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 06:56 PM
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19. I agree. Hersh was scared last year
and really wanted Kerry to win. He is now resigned to bad things happening. The whole world hates us and is moving to marginalize us as much as possible. The Chinese and the Indians are already post-USA. (In terms of our having the clout we used to in the world. Our debt precludes this. Our work policies preclude this. They view themselves as able to step in and assume the leadership role and the financial role we used to have.)

Did you see Kerry pull out the headline today about the world shnning US securities (Treasury issues)? That, with the war, is scary as hell. Sell your stocks people, bad times are coming. Burn the credit cards and make sure you can pay off your mortgage every month. The *ies have sold us a bill of goods and we are going to have to pay up soon.
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:11 PM
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22. I did!!
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 08:14 PM by whometense
Check it out:



And, yeah. The financial stuff is really starting to scare me. I'm no money genius - just have my retirement stuff. But I heard someone talking about cashing everything in and buying land in Italy, I thought, shit. I'm out of my depth here. How dare that rat bastard put us in this position?
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:15 PM
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16. I actually have been
listening to a lot of Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, and Phil Ochs. It's the 60's all over again. And not in the "summer of love" kind of way, either.
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:11 PM
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21. I never thought it would happen again...
The 60's was a period of growth in so many ways for this country. So much for enlightenment. Beam me up, Scotty--this planet has gotten stupid.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:07 PM
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15. my brother-in-law works at an embassy
so this hits home. He's at a safe one currently (they do two-year rotations) but he was in Liberia during that uprising a few years ago. :scared:
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vinessa4freedom Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 07:07 PM
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20. I'll send good thoughts anyway, Ginny
I hope he stays safe.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 08:52 PM
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23. not to worry
his current assignment is in Geneva! :thumbsup:
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