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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:54 AM
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NYT page 1: Mournful photos of a grim month at Arlington

(Doug Mills/The New York Times)

A Most Violent Month, and Many Final Farewells
Thomas J. Lueck

Burials at Arlington National Cemetery took on a grim regularity in October, when at least 103 American troops were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, the toll had reached 99 by Saturday, making October the deadliest month since January 2005.

Military officials attributed the high number of deaths to a spike in violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began in late September and ended last week. They also pointed to a three-month campaign to win control of Baghdad from death squads that led to increased attacks on American troops.

But such explanations were little comfort to a 6-year-old girl weeping at the grave of her father, a mother clutching the flag from her sons coffin, or a widow walking slowly through the rain behind her husbands honor guard.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/30/us/30arlingtonblurb.h...
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:58 AM
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1. Daddy's not coming home
This is heartbreaking.
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:01 PM
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33. Check out this video, too................
that someone below posted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBpBPlvj6QA

If you've never been to a military funeral at Arlington.... they're something else.

That poor little girls face reminds me of my nephew's face when I had to tell him his mother had been killed in a car accident.



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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:25 PM
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34. thanks
but I can't. My daughter's her age--I get too angry.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:59 AM
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2. those pictures in the photo essay section are heartbreaking.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:59 AM by chimpsrsmarter
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:12 AM
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5. OMG....
...I just looked at this photo essay...and I have tears streaming down my face. My heart is breaking for those people and for the lives that were lost due to Bush's lies. I cannot hardly see to type this reply.

I want our troops home so badly, so very badly...I want this to end and not have people hurting like these families are hurting. The pain I feel is so deep on this ~~ I cannot begin to imagine what the friends and family are feeling. The pain must be overwhelming. That little girl, Sydney, did it to me. She is only six years old and she will remember for the rest of her life seeing her daddy go into the ground in a box.

My heart is just breaking.... :cry:

I hope that bastard Bush and the rest of his pals who caused all this misery burn in hell for all eterntity...and that would be too good for them.

FUCK THIS WAR ~~ BRING OUR TROOP HOME NOW!!!!!!!!

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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:22 AM
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16. so much blood; so many tears on the President's hands
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:01 AM
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3. I despise Bush
I want him brought to justice - the very thing he has denied others, I want him to have. Because there will be no closure, no healing, no moving on for America without it.
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ccpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:04 AM
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4. This is more than heartbreaking.
This is like one of those nightmares you can't wake up from. It's absolutely evil.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:14 AM
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6. You said it better than I did.
Yes it is PURE EVIL. Heartbreaking is just not strong enough to express what this is. It is PURE EVIL!!

:evilfrown:
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mohinoaklawnillinois Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:14 AM
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7. OMG, those pictures are devastating. This photo essay should be
seen far and wide. Good Lord, how can Bunnypants/Cheney/Rumsfeld sleep at night?

I despise Bushco and everything they stand for.

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:16 AM
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10. Like the famous little girl running in fear in the Viet Nam photo
This is the face of the Iraq war.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:20 AM
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14. I know what you mean...
...that picture of that little girl from Vietnam lives on forever. Sydney broke my heart. She will suffer for the rest of her life the loss of her daddy. It is not only the US soldiers and the Iraqis who Bush has destroyed, but look at the lives just in those few pictures that his evilness has touched and destroyed.

FUCK YOU, GEORGE BUSH.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:18 AM
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12. .
These are the kind of photos the Repubs don't want anyone to see while they claim it's going so swimmingly in Iraq.
Instead, they'd rather talk about tax-spending, gay-loving and baby-killing libruls taking over when it's currently going so well in America.

How can they sleep at night? They sleep quite well. Because they just don't care a damn.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:25 AM
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17. Maybe pictures like this will wake up those who think Bush is so great d
This is what their leader has created.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:14 AM
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8. Look at this photo, Mr. Bush, and tell this little girl what you did to her daddy
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:21 AM by Lastlaughin08
You disgraceful excuse for a human being.

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If this doesn't bring tears to a person's eyes, they aren't fit to call themselves human. This is powerful.
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:15 AM
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9. .
Another month over, another 100 families destroyed. What for again?
That's such a sad picture. I can't imagine what it's like when you lose your father or mother that early. That kind of puts an end to a part of your childhood. Instead, it should be a time when you don't have to worry about anything at all.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:17 AM
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11. Please K&R this thread...
...and please send this photo essay to the Congressional bastards who still support this POS war. IMO, maybe they need to see the people who are left behind and who have had lives destroyed by the EVIL which BushCo is.

Thank you to anyone who sends this along and thank you for this thread ~~ it truly spells out, at least to me, some very good reasons why we MUST end this war NOW!

:hi:
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:19 AM
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13. related video
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:21 AM
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15. Thank you, chat_noir.
:cry:
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:26 AM
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18. **
PLEASE, GOD, NO MORE GOOD-BYES

BRING THE TROOPS HOME.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:27 AM
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19. But Ms. Cheney thinks Jim Webb has something to ANSWER for
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:30 AM
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20. Why isn't Bush at any of these funerals?
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 09:31 AM by bif
Fucking AWOL coward! It's hard work avoiding the truth, isn't it George?
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:42 AM
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23. Because...
...IMO, he is fucking POS AWOL asshole...just like you said. Besides, he is too busy hanging "Mission Accomplished" banners and getting photo-ops like his faux landing on the aircraft carrier. Sheesh...he cannot be bothered to do anything about those who he sent to die for his fucking lies. He's the freaking WAR PREZ ~~ just like a John Wayne movie, right? At the end of the carnage, all the actors get up and go home, right? :sarcasm:

What did anyone expect??? That the bastard had a heart...or a brain. Too bad that more people did not have him figured for what he was BEFORE they voted for the POS or let him steal the 2000 election. If that asshole had never gotten to the WH, the Iraqi War would never have happened.

I will say it again because it feels so good and it is so right:

FUCK YOU, GEORGE BUSH! I HATE YOUR LYING, IMMORAL GUTS!!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:36 AM
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21. Can anyone help me out?
I am looking ~~ without success ~~ for a list of US Reps who still support the POS war BS. I know the biggie names, but I am wondering if all these jerks are listed all in one place ~~ after that, an email addie is easy to find. I want to email to each of them the links to this photo essay and the video on this thread.

Is there such a list anywhere of the names of these elected reps? IMO, they need to have things like this in their email in-boxes. Maybe it will not do much with the likes of some of them, but hopefully anyone of them who is tottering on the brink of supporting a withdrawal of the troops will see these pictures and make the right decision when he/she votes on this issue.

TIA for any help on this. :hi:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:38 AM
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22. page one, huh?
It is about time! Thank you for posting this. It is heartbreaking. :cry:
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:56 AM
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26. .
You are so right. You can't always show the public the "good" sides of this war, all these photo-ops or propaganda. One has to show the other dark side that no one wants to see as well.
Then let them decide whether it was still worth it. Everybody who supported or still supports this war, should be forced to take a look at how this war affects people, they have to take a share of their pain. If they are still for it, fine, but everybody should know what it's like.






(Sorry to post it for those with slow internet connections. But you only have to look into their face to know they are going through hell. Words may not be able to express the pain they feel but their faces do and it's so heartbreaking.)
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:44 AM
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24. Shame, outrage and sadness for what we have stood too silently
and let Bush do to our troops and their families as well as the Iraqi people and their families who also loved their dead and maimed and cry real tears.

Step aside Pelosi! You are willing to move-on and let Bush and his cabal get away with this. I don't think so. We must have impeachment as soon as we have the votes to begin his trial for his lies about Saddam and his invasion of a country that had no defenses.

100 more families suffered the loss of their soldiers in just the month of October, 2006.

:cry:
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:47 AM
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25. Bush and his accomplices must pay for this.
Somehow, we have to make it happen.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:09 AM
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27. Kick
nm
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:18 AM
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28. So tragic
So many lost lives, so many shattered families...they will never forget what Bush & Co. did, and neither should we.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:45 AM
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29. That pic should go on the cover of TIME magazine...
It is heartbreaking.
And there is NO EXCUSE for it.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:47 AM
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30. Joe Scarborough just attacked the NYT
for the funeral photos. The truth is that photos like these should be in the papers every fugging day. Did I say fugg Joe!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:01 PM
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32. Why -- "kill the messenger"??? We've lost 100 soldiers...
before this month has ended. That's a story -- a big, sad one.
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T Town Jake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:53 AM
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31. Hearbreaking.
...brought tears to my eyes. This war must be stopped, even if Congress has to cut off the funds to continue it.
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 04:30 AM
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35. Pictures like that breaks my heart
:grouphug:
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