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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:42 AM
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776 US soldiers were wounded in Iraq last month
http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/10/08/nu... /

Number of US soldiers wounded in Iraq rises sharply

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.

More than 20,000 US personnel have been wounded in combat and 2,700 killed in the Iraq war. While much media reporting has focused on the number of dead, military analysts say the number of wounded is a more accurate gauge of the fierceness of fighting because advances in armor and medical care allow many service members to survive who would have perished in past wars.

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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:38 AM
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1. This is an important story Don. Kick!
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:35 AM
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2. What? Are you still harping on Iraq?
Get a Clue Moran, we won Iraq! Nice try Dumb-o-crats, your defeatist attitude cost those kids their lives...

U.S. of W rules now and forever!!!
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:03 AM
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3. More than a full brigade...And, about to go over 1200 in October!!!
This is month is going to be hell for our soldiers...I hope voters make the war people PAY on November 7th.
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:20 AM
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4. K&R
n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:26 AM
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5. 25 per day
how do they sleep, the bush* junta?
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:27 AM
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6. Have another K & R
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:34 AM
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7. The troops deserve a better commander-in-chief.
:cry:

So many lives affected, so much suffering......
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