Skip to comments.America's Lost 3,000 (In Iraq)
Posted on 12/31/2006 5:24:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Time is more upset that we did not reach the protesters' figure of "10,000 dead" by the 2004 or 2006 elections.
Time magazine is not worth using as TP..IMHO
It is obscene to compare or even mention the Iraq war in the same breath as WWI, where the British alone suffered 100,000 casualties in ONE DAY in ONE BATTLE (the Somme). Total casualties, all sides, for the Somme: 1,120,000. That is not a typo. One million, one hundred twenty thousand.
I hope the commentator can find his navel someday....
How about the 16,000 murders in the USA yearly dude?
where is your hankerchief now?
How about the many more who would (will) be murdered
by the jihadists yearly around the world...Somalia,
India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, France,
Egypt, Morrocco, Algeria (last count was in the hundreds
of thousands in Algeria, i believe)...tell this commentator
that we are no longer living on an island...if he wants
to get away from the human race he needs to join the
space program, or hide in a cave like Osama....
When the statistics on 2006 are closed, they will reveal that something on the order of 44,000 Americans died of influenza, as they did in 2005, 2004, and 2003, for a total of 176,000 during the period we have been in Iraq.
This little fact puts things in a little perspective.
This article, others like it, and the statistic itself is being used to manipulate public opinion towards the view of the press who favor surrender and retreat. Proof of this is in the number itself: 3000 only represents casualties in Iraq and includes non-combat deaths of disease and accident. The figure does not include combat deaths in Afghanistan, another theater in the same war. Did we so differentiate between Pacific and European theaters in WWII?
The dead cannot speak for themselves, but those who know them, served with them, and who truly mourn their passing can speak their minds far better than these journalists - and they say strongly that their sacrifice should not have been in vain.
If we walk away from this struggle, we will pay in blood for our folly, and the numbers will be like the influenza figures, if not ten times more.
U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 3,000
| Posted by ARealMothersSonForever
On News/Activism 12/31/2006 2:52:10 PM EST · 79 replies · 1,928+ views
AP via Yahoo ^ | December 31, 2006 | NA
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The death of a Texas soldier, announced Sunday by the Pentagon, raised the number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq to at least 3,000 since the war began, according to an Associated Press count. Spc. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Texas, was killed Thursday by small arms fire in Baghdad, the Defense Department said.
U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq Top 3,000
| Posted by KeyLargo
On News/Activism 12/31/2006 6:47:48 PM EST · 34 replies · 473+ views
NBC5.com ^ | 12/31/2006
NBC5.com U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq Top 3,000 UPDATED: 2:25 pm CST December 31, 2006 The death of a Texas soldier, announced Sunday by the Pentagon, raised the number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq to at least 3,000 since the war began, according to an Associated Press count. Spc. Dustin R. Donica, 22, of Spring, Texas, was killed Thursday by small arms fire in Baghdad, the Defense Department said. The grim milestone was crossed on the final day of 2006 and at the end of the deadliest month for the American military in Iraq in the past 12 months....
DC should see it's fair share of black arm bands. Bunch of ghouls.
I get the feeling Nathan wrote this article some time ago, just waiting for the 3,000 mark before it was published.
True, true, true. About 50,000 people are killed in the US during criminal acts each year (thankfully, the vast majority are criminals themselves). I guess that makes America a place where body counts are greater than Iraq while at the same time the bad guys are getting killed at a much lesser rate. Seems to me that the MSM should pull up stakes and get yonder to a place of greater safety.
Just giving 3000 as a number doesn't provide sufficient information to evaluate the situation. How many terrorists were killed in exchange for those 3000 and how many lives were saved over the next 50 years because those terrorists were stopped and/or killed?
How many Americans die every year in auto accidents?
"Grim milestone" alert!!!!
You'd think the MSM would be embarrassed to see just about every one of their outlets use the exact same term.
There are 17,000.....seventeen thousand........murders in the US every year.
And they don't mention the many civilian lives saved by keeping the fight in the enemies house.
God bless the brave Warriors who sacraficed all for their fellow Americans. Including the bastards at time magazine who don't deserve it.
This clown quotes poets, but I can assure you that no poet ever won a war.
BOYCOTT EVERY company at this page: http://www.timewarner.com/corp/businesses/index.html and its subpages.
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