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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 02:49 PM
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How many American POW's are there in Iraq?
And further, how many US troops have been decapitated? The meme of Muslims as head choppers keeps coming up in chats, editorials, and other various media sources as a right wing talking point, and I'd like to know how many (if any) US Soldiers have been killed by the sword.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 02:55 PM
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1. Two. Or who really knows? n/t
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 02:58 PM
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3. I'd like to know
That's why I asked.

I have a couple hours scheduled with moveon.org tomorrow and I need to rebut talking points.

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INDIA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 02:57 PM
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2. Mostly Iraqi police and government officials...
along with a couple foreign citizens are the ones getting beheaded,(Nick Berg). It is very difficult to kidnap US troops, it's probably happened less than a dozen times since the capture of Saddam.

I've heard that the higher ups in the insurgent and terrorist organizations have begun to discourage beheadings. Even THEY think it's too brutal and will alienate the Iraqi people.

Some of the talking point comes from hard line countries like Saudi Arabia, where state sanctioned beheadings still take place.

It happens, not often, but it does.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:01 PM
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4. or people who wanted their neighbors land, or wife..to sell into slavery
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:02 PM
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5. 140,000 at rummie's last count
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:03 PM
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6. Seriously, though
Are there any American POW's?

How many have been killed by torture or mutilation?

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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:04 PM
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8. American POWs as of right now? None. Sgt Maupin and Scott Speicher
are the two that are still MIA though.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 03:03 PM
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7. LoL, you beat me to the punchline. n/t
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