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CNN is touting the 1,000 US death in Iraq
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Posted on 09/07/2004 1:04:07 PM PDT by Dog

CNN has a JUST IN banner up announcing the 1,000th death in Iraq.


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KEYWORDS: fallen; iraq; vultures
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1 posted on 09/07/2004 1:04:07 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog
This is so crappy, I can't even be my normally sarcastic self.
What vileness. What hatred CNN must have...
2 posted on 09/07/2004 1:05:17 PM PDT by akorahil (I'm akorahil, and I approve this tagline...)
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To: Dog

It's good to be reminded of these things. Now it's time to move on and continue what must be done.


3 posted on 09/07/2004 1:05:28 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dog

Must be true. John Kerry just broke out the bubbly.


4 posted on 09/07/2004 1:05:41 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Dog

I wonder if FNC will report this?


5 posted on 09/07/2004 1:06:31 PM PDT by familyofman (people think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time)
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To: Dog

Vultures.

You know though, as much as the Dems might want to use this, it's pretty easily countered. The 1,000th death is no more or less meaningful than the 633rd, or the 874th. To make a deal of this is to be choosing symbolism over substance.


6 posted on 09/07/2004 1:06:49 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (A RINO is someone not voting for President Bush in 2004 while claiming to be a conservative.)
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To: Dog

It's all magic numbers to them, eh?


7 posted on 09/07/2004 1:07:24 PM PDT by Tealc
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To: Dog

Bush should get out in front of this and say that our resolve to triumph over terror will mean the sacrifice of many. However the sacrifice of each one is measured as an individual. There is no number of sacrifices that will deter us in our resolve as a nation to fight this war on the terrorist's front door so we do not fight it here in our streets and homes.


8 posted on 09/07/2004 1:07:30 PM PDT by WoodstockCat
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To: Dog

Are they celebrating like their friends the DUers?


9 posted on 09/07/2004 1:07:37 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Dog

Of course they don't state how many deaths are not combat related.


10 posted on 09/07/2004 1:07:50 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (We have to stop Kerry for our grandkids sake!!!!!!!! GO W)
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To: Dog
As I posted earlier; http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1209318/posts

Let the political hacks denigrate our servicemen! I hope John F'n Kerry tries it. Hopefully, it will end all hope for his candidacy.
11 posted on 09/07/2004 1:07:55 PM PDT by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
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To: Brilliant

The CNN ghouls are filled with glee over the news.


12 posted on 09/07/2004 1:07:59 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Dog

Evidently CNN finds round-number statistics more compelling news than the stories of heroism and sacrifice that our troops are living each day in Iraq.


13 posted on 09/07/2004 1:08:02 PM PDT by tigerteam_ab
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To: Dog

Clinton News Network


14 posted on 09/07/2004 1:08:24 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Dog

We should all grieve for these soldiers and their families. Whatever CNN's intentions, it is good to remember and honor these heroes.


15 posted on 09/07/2004 1:08:30 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real political victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: Dog
"CNN is touting the 1,000 US death in Iraq"

This should be done as a memorial to the brave souls willing these days to protect and die for all of us....

including the ingrates at CNN.

16 posted on 09/07/2004 1:09:24 PM PDT by drc43 (How dare John Kerry, who never served a day as President, question the actions of President Bush?)
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To: Dog

Do they have his/her name yet so they can race to the family's house to see how it feels to be the 1000th casuality?


17 posted on 09/07/2004 1:09:32 PM PDT by mystery-ak (This President, This Time......Ron Silveraaohey hae)
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To: Dog
When Nixon took over the war from Johnson, there were about 500 US soldiers dying in Vietnam a WEEK!
18 posted on 09/07/2004 1:09:43 PM PDT by lormand (I've got your "poll" right here.)
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To: Dog

And I wager the corks are popping over at DU, and at the DNC War Room.

I don't care who sees it: I hate these people for what they're doing.


19 posted on 09/07/2004 1:10:48 PM PDT by Old Sarge (ZOT 'em all, let MOD sort 'em out!)
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To: Dog

Zell Miller totally nailed these left-wing scumbags. These people are so low that when they look up they see the gutter.


20 posted on 09/07/2004 1:11:11 PM PDT by No-Compromise Conservative
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To: Dog

CNN continues to aid and abet the enemy.


21 posted on 09/07/2004 1:11:58 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Dog

They are probably happy. When I do get in a demented mood and watch CNN, I never ever hear anything positive from them, then I get my fix, remember why we went to sattelite so we never had to get our "news" from them again.


22 posted on 09/07/2004 1:12:21 PM PDT by Burlem
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To: Old Sarge

we grave the loss of every soldier and don't get me wrong but 1,000 for a war is not exactly that bad. More people in the US have been shot by fellow citizens than soldiers in Iraq. Also, the 1000 does not count the accidental deaths or friendly fire.


23 posted on 09/07/2004 1:12:29 PM PDT by erik22lax
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To: Dragonspirit
You know though, as much as the Dems might want to use this, it's pretty easily countered. The 1,000th death is no more or less meaningful than the 633rd, or the 874th. To make a deal of this is to be choosing symbolism over substance.

That was my thought exactly!Someone need to ask CNN what makes this death more important than the other soldiers that have died in Iraq.They were all important and to put this number out like a trophy is shameless.

24 posted on 09/07/2004 1:12:45 PM PDT by tapatio (Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.)
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To: Dog
Did CNN drop baloons and confetti in the newsroom?

These people are ghouls

25 posted on 09/07/2004 1:12:59 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (CEO, VRWC: When you think treason, don't think Benedict Arnold - think JOHN 'Buzzard' KERRY!)
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To: tigerteam_ab

U said it all.


26 posted on 09/07/2004 1:13:09 PM PDT by noodler
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To: Dog

I can imagine why CNN doesn't post stats on the 5,000 or so pedestrians that are killed per year doing battle with vehicles, can you?


27 posted on 09/07/2004 1:13:13 PM PDT by pt17
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To: Dog

I just went to cnn.com and didn't see this?

Or are you referring to TV?


28 posted on 09/07/2004 1:14:07 PM PDT by Blzbba (John F'in Kerry - Dawn of a New Error.)
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To: mystery-ak

I hope they do, and the family says:

"He/She died for you. F*ck off."

On live TV!


29 posted on 09/07/2004 1:14:11 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: sweetiepiezer

U.S. ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY DEATHS

(Source of Statistical Information on the Department of Defense)

totals include all types of military deaths

Clinton's first four years

1993 1,213

1994 1,075

1995 1,040

1996 974

total 4621



Bush's first four years

2001 890

2002 1,007

2003 1266

2004 813 statistics are not complete

total to date (8/19/04) 3976 this includes 132 in Afghanistan and 943 in Iraq



30 posted on 09/07/2004 1:14:26 PM PDT by slag
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To: Dog
Where's the Cristal when you need it, huh?

CNN should be ashamed of themselves for capitalizing on this. A round number is not news--it's gloating.
31 posted on 09/07/2004 1:14:39 PM PDT by cwiz24
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To: Dog

Too bad it isn't the 1000th decapitated journalist.


32 posted on 09/07/2004 1:14:50 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Dog

They scream about the 1000 but no one should bring up the 3000 killed by terrorist. That would not be sensitive to the families?


33 posted on 09/07/2004 1:15:27 PM PDT by Bungarian
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To: Dog
These so called non bias Liberal scum bags are playing politics because they know that Kerry is in trouble. Does Anyone remember what CNN was saying how many deaths we would have in Iraq before the war. I believe the number was in the 10s of thousands.
34 posted on 09/07/2004 1:15:31 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Dog; All

But 3000 civilians died in a single day and yet the 1000 us death in Iraq gets more news.. Sad real sad.


35 posted on 09/07/2004 1:15:42 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Dog

The care and concern for our men and women in uniform that is in this President's heart is abundantly evident every time you hear him talk about them.

He carries a heavy burden for every single one that is in the field, and for all the families of those who have lost loved ones.

If John Kerry wants to make this the point of his attack, George W. Bush will make him wish he hadn't.


36 posted on 09/07/2004 1:16:08 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Butchers of Beslan will burn in hell for eternity.)
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To: Dog

It's not 1,000 combat deaths but that doesn't matter to those who would exploit the loss of any american for political gain.


37 posted on 09/07/2004 1:16:21 PM PDT by OldFriend (GIVE EM ZELL)
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To: Dog

For reasons too subtle to explain in a brief post, "touting" is definitely the wrong word here...


38 posted on 09/07/2004 1:17:27 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: Frank_Discussion

I'd love to see that!


39 posted on 09/07/2004 1:19:01 PM PDT by mystery-ak (This President, This Time......Ron Silveraaohey hae)
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To: Dog
Only 1000?

We have done exceptionally good. While it is very sad for those who have lost family, and loved ones, we have freed 24,000,000 people from a dictator, reduced the threat to our own nation, set up right next door to Syria and Iran, and only lost 1000 soldiers in the process.

To liberate Germany from Hitler took 4 years and hundreds of thousands of lives. To liberate Japan took 4 years and hundreds of thousands of lives. I expect we will have to lose more soldiers, sailors and marines to finish the job. That is a tough thing to accept. Its like accepting the fact that we lose cops as they protect our streets. And we lose firefighters. We should give them reverence for their sacrifice, but not stop having soldiers, cops, or firefighters.

I'm sure this can be spun as somehow "insensitive" or "uncaring", but I am extremely grateful to our Lord that only 1000 have died so far in this war to prevent a nuclear version of 9/11.
40 posted on 09/07/2004 1:19:04 PM PDT by Paloma_55
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Not to minimize any of the sacrifices, but we've lost 1,000 taking out a brutal and despotic regime that was a threat to the stability of an entire, vital region of the world. The barbarians slaughtered 3,000 innocents on Sept. 11th to no purpose other than to satisfy their bloodlust. I can tell which of those is worse, but I doubt if the media can.

So we're 1/55th of the way to the total taken in the war that John Kerry brags about being in but turned around and stabbed his comrades in the back while many of them were still out in the field fighting and dying. I wonder why the media doesn't make as big a deal out of that? Oh, I forgot, it's expecting too much to think they'd be fair and objective...

41 posted on 09/07/2004 1:19:42 PM PDT by chimera
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To: Dog
If this excites the dorks at CNN that much, they would have an orgasm discussing Tarawa, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Nanking...
42 posted on 09/07/2004 1:20:03 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: Dog

Dog, during the Korean war we lost 30,000 men in three years. Yes, it's too bad to lose one, but the difference is so significant that one must admit we're doing amazingly well.


43 posted on 09/07/2004 1:20:10 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Dog

Did they bring Jerry Lewis and Ed McMahon in to go "Tympani!" "Yeah, yeah, oh, yeah!"?


44 posted on 09/07/2004 1:20:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (...somebody had to ask...why not me?)
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To: Dog

Are the balloons dropping from their studio rafters?


45 posted on 09/07/2004 1:22:06 PM PDT by socal_parrot (Just win baby!)
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To: Dog

CNN celebrates. Disgusting!


46 posted on 09/07/2004 1:22:12 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Paloma_55

Please don't count our losses as only thosed killed in theatre. Many many have been wounded. I don't know the number off hand, but I recall something on the order of 7k. Many lives have been affected by this. Many of our brave soldiers will live on, but they will never be whole.

We should be able to appreciate their sacrifice, mourn our losses, without this turning into a political football.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not accusing you of turning this into a political football. It just puzzles me, though, how little has been said about the wounded in this war.


47 posted on 09/07/2004 1:22:33 PM PDT by nohangups
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To: pt17
I can imagine why CNN doesn't post stats on the 5,000 or so pedestrians that are killed per year doing battle with vehicles, can you?

Not that it matters that much, but the number is over 50,000

48 posted on 09/07/2004 1:22:33 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: Dog

For those of us who lived through the Vietnam war, at any age at the time, recall the huge toll from that...finally hitting 58,000. Do you suppose they are hoping for that number to be surpassed? They do not care, even the Russian school tragedy is beyond their focus of true empathy.


49 posted on 09/07/2004 1:22:35 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: Dogbert41
Too bad it isn't the 1000th decapitated journalist

My first reaction too, may the Lord forgive me.
50 posted on 09/07/2004 1:22:39 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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