Wednesday, January 03, 2007

3000 Dead


The number of American soldiers killed in Iraq as of today. Which is why the troops are demoralized.

And this Times Union editorial hits it on the head....

It's closer to impossible to take note of the 3,000 casualties and not realize that's more than the Sept. 11 attacks, horrific events in their own right that President Bush cravenly and disingenuously tried to use as a rationale for invading Iraq almost four years ago. Some 95 percent of those deaths have come since the United States had supposedly won the war, but not the peace, barely a month after it invaded Iraq in early 2003.

And it's especially difficult to even try to absorb the larger meaning of 3,000 lost lives, of mostly very young soldiers, when Mr. Bush can't bring himself to dispell speculation that he wants to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, from a current level of 140,000, before he goes about bringing them home.


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4 comments:

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

the Sept. 11 attacks, horrific events in their own right that President Bush cravenly and disingenuously tried to use as a rationale for invading Iraq almost four years ago.

Terrorist attacks from irrational Muslims from the Middle East. Action taken against a dictator who provided financial backing for irrational Muslims in the Middle East. You're right, where on earth would such a crazy rationale come from? Clearly Bush should have bombed Utah.

eugene plawiuk said...

Ah crawled out from under the bar table again have you. Of course Bush is crazy, God talks to him. And from the safety of the bottom of your beer glass you can make stupid comments like calling Muslims irrational, and that the Bank of Saddam provided them financial backing. Are you by chance refering to the Palestinians, who by the way are not all Muslims. Of course you are, painting as you do with broad brush strokes, a whole peoples as irrational. Sometimes your racism is just sooooo subtle

Anonymous said...

With such loses over such a lengthy conflict 2003 to 2007, four years this march, I wonder how this could be demoralizing ?
Canada lost six thousand soldiers in one campaign fighting a war against who and for what ?
By some reasoning they should have stayed home and let France and Belgium become a part of Germany ?
Bush Bashing is one thing but don't blame the armed forces especially when faced with such a low casaulity rate in the face of such fierce and undeniable opposition as American's do face in Iraq.
They shouldn't be there for "rebuilding" that really should be a UN mandate and were justified in their war and Canada should have and should still with the rest of Nato allies or shut up.

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