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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:30 PM
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U.S. casualties surge amid worsening Iraq violence
U.S. casualties surge amid worsening Iraq violence

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latestnews/index.php?...

WASHINGTON - U.S. military casualties have surged in Iraq in recent weeks, with U.S. troops engaging in perilous urban sweeps to curb sectarian violence in Baghdad while facing unrelenting violence elsewhere.

At least 44 U.S. troops have been killed so far in October. At the current pace, the month would be the deadliest for U.S. forces since January 2005. After falling to 43 in July, the U.S. toll rose in August and September before spiking this month. The war's average monthly U.S. death toll is 64.

The number of U.S. troops wounded in combat also has surged, with September's total of more than 770 the highest since November 2004, when U.S. forces launched a ground offensive to clear insurgents from Falluja.

Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, briefing in Baghdad on Thursday, attributed the rising casualties to insurgent violence that coincides with the current Islamic holy month of Ramadan, as well as more aggressive operations in Baghdad.

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:32 PM
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1. Your subject line warms the cockles of "conservatives" hearts
More death, destruction and despair in the world. What better gift to those that value life and love Jesus.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:37 PM
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2. Yep the death toll and wounded will keep going until 2010
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:57 PM
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3. Morale can't be good with the news this shit is supposed to
go on for years and years.

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