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imported_Dutch
11-09-2004, 08:55 AM
now that the election is a week past, gw can let rummy get down to some serious blood letting. 9334 and counting



Date Total In Combat

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 1133
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) 996
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 671
Since Handover (6/29/04): 272
American Wounded
Total Wounded: 8201

jwaldin
11-09-2004, 11:25 AM
I'm hoping Bush will begin a very selective draft: Only those with the last name MOAB will be called then they can 'drop in' on our ememies.

imported_Dutch
11-10-2004, 08:10 AM
onward gw's christian soldiers

9,348

American Military Casualties in Iraq

Date Total In Combat

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 1147
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) 1010
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 685
Since Handover (6/29/04): 286
American Wounded
Total Wounded: 8201

Bob Adams
11-10-2004, 10:55 AM
Congrats Dutch, I'd thought you had run out out titles for your daily accounting.Thanks. My newspaper's daily accounting is not nearly enough.Tommorrow you might try "Veterans Day".

Keith Wilson
11-10-2004, 11:13 AM
Bloodbath, hell. I don't like Mr. Bush and his misdirected war any more than you do, but that is simply not accurate. This is a bloodbath. (http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/somme.htm)


Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to this day remains a one-day record.

brad9798
11-10-2004, 11:51 AM
Keith, in case you haven't figured it out ;) , the casualties are little more than convenient fodder for Dutch's dislike of Bush ... he really doesn't care for them personally ...Right Dutch :mad:

Jack Heinlen
11-10-2004, 12:00 PM
There is always something unseemly about using war dead for political purposes. The glass plate images of Matthew Brady horrified a nation torn apart. They, mere reporting, didn't stop the war, though they did bring it home. I would ask anyone what their purpose is? Matthew Brady was a pioneer photographer and reporter. What are you doing Dutch? Anyone with a mind and conscience is touched, deeply, that our young men are dying, that Iraqi young men are dying, that innocents are dying. Maybe some need to be reminded, but I'm not one of them.

[ 11-10-2004, 11:32 PM: Message edited by: Jack Heinlen ]