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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:25 PM
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Bush says nearly 6000 Iraqis have been killed or captured by US since October
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 04:25 PM by NNN0LHI
http://www.wric.com/Global/story.asp?S=5818491

White House defends Bush's use of enemy body count in Iraq

WHITE HOUSE The White House doesn't want Americans to think that U-S forces in Iraq are "just targets."

Spokesman Tony Snow says U-S troops are "fighting the bad guys" and killing and capturing them.

That's his explanation when asked about the administration's new emphasis on enemy body counts. Until recently, that's something President Bush and the White House had not been talking about. But this week, the president noted that nearly six-thousand enemy forces have been killed or captured in Iraq since October. In comparison, the entire U-S death toll since the war began in March 2003 is a little over 29-hundred.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:26 PM
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1. Why do we need body counts?
The fact that the US military is killing large numbers of Iraqis is undisputed.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:49 PM
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10. It's the old "We're winning because we're killing more of them"...
argument.

And THAT only works if there's a visceral, almost racist hatred of the "enemy". I don't see that now. Maybe if there was a new, massive terror attack...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:29 PM
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2. So we have killed or captured 6,000 people fighting in their own country?
And are they fighting us because we invaded and are occupying their country
because of lies? Betya that for this 6,000 there is 60,000 more ready to take
their place.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:31 PM
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3. Oh no, those are all terrorists who would be attacking us anyway,
Everyone in Iraq is thankful for us killing them by the thousands on a monthly basis. Didn't you hear?
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mrJJ Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:33 PM
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4. More troops to the meat grinder
Looks like Bush is going to send more kids into the meat grinder

The trial balloon has been sent up...

http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.25292/pub_detail....
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:38 PM
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5. I believe that most body counts are a lot of BS.
I think that the same is true in Afghanistan. Are we counting women and children? In most wars more civilians are killed compared to military.
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Drops_not_Dope Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:44 PM
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6. He neglected to mention
over 100 Americans died in his war in October.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:46 PM
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7. Awesome!!! Only 23,994,000 to go!!
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:41 PM
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8. the 'war' is illegal...
the damn fool brags about the numbers of dead. and he cares not if the families of every single person killed in bush's bs war one day sues us for it!
what a hateful little man
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:43 PM
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9. how do they do that if the enemy doesn't wear uniforms?
do they just bulldoze the bodies onto a pile or into a mass grave and count them? Are they all "bad guys"? fuck, I'm so fed up with this shit.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:50 PM
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11. TOJ says, "So what?"
It's a long way from 6,000 to 24,000,000, is he's trying to exterminate them.
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