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Death Toll Hits 1,500
MSNBC ^ | March 3, 2005 | AP

Posted on 03/03/2005 4:54:00 AM PST by jbane

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq rose to 1,500 after the military announced Thursday that a soldier was killed in action just south of the capital, an Associated Press count showed.

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1,500 and counting. Is it worth it?
1 posted on 03/03/2005 4:54:00 AM PST by jbane
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To: jbane

My scalp is getting tingly........


2 posted on 03/03/2005 4:57:50 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (When you're a target of Islam, every week is Islam Awareness Week.)
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To: jbane
Is it worth it?

What do you think?

3 posted on 03/03/2005 4:59:07 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZOT!

Poor lad, all you had to do was engage in real debate, alas ye chose to be a troll.


4 posted on 03/03/2005 4:59:50 AM PST by American_Centurion
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To: jbane

Welcome to FR, BTW.

5 posted on 03/03/2005 4:59:56 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: jbane

Can you moonbats try and be a bit less transparent.


6 posted on 03/03/2005 5:01:47 AM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: newgeezer

Bummer, I thought it was still around a thousand.


7 posted on 03/03/2005 5:02:49 AM PST by biblewonk (Neither was the man created for woman but the woman for the man.)
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To: jbane
1,500 and counting. Is it worth it?
Was D-Day worth it?

Why don't you go play in traffic...

8 posted on 03/03/2005 5:03:00 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("Donovan McNabb... I can't HEAR YOU" < / Who's your Mommy>)
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To: jbane

jbane
Since Feb 21, 2005

The second one today. What are folks at DU doing, celebrating?


9 posted on 03/03/2005 5:11:17 AM PST by MisterRepublican ("Its my belief that (insert conspiracy), originated with Karl Rove and the White House.")
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To: jbane

Their was this country in not so far past that trained up a group of longbowsman that defended their country. the longbowsmen could shoot futher than anyone so they could defend thenselves without being shot themselves. Time passed and for fear of the longbowsmen there were no attacks, but wouldn't you know it a day that they were attacked however the one time strong young men were old and fat and no longer able to pull the long bow. So yes the best way to train new leaders of tomorrow's army is live training today


10 posted on 03/03/2005 5:16:40 AM PST by Ibredd
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To: jbane

As a family with active duty children, ABSOLUTELY IT IS WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 03/03/2005 5:18:38 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: jbane

Our soldiers die to protect people like you. And all you can say was it worth it? That is the way you show respect?
You should thank God that we have brave young men and women who love America. Brave young men and women that love you enough to serve our Country so you and yours have a safe place to live. Go Repent and ask these soldiers for forgiveness.


12 posted on 03/03/2005 5:19:13 AM PST by just me
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To: jbane

Sigh. I'm sure the left will mark the occasion by once again pretending to care about the troops, and shedding rivers of crocodile tears, for their own anti war stance.


13 posted on 03/03/2005 5:20:09 AM PST by Dreagon
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To: jbane
1,500 and counting. Is it worth it?

Uh...what do you think?


14 posted on 03/03/2005 5:20:50 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Warning: may eat own)
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To: jbane
Let's repeat this again, shall we?

Freedom Isn't Free


15 posted on 03/03/2005 5:21:07 AM PST by shezza
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To: jbane

You probably think the deaths of millions at the hands of Lenin, Stalin, and Mao was "worth it".


16 posted on 03/03/2005 5:22:20 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Bekaa to the future!)
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To: MisterRepublican; jbane

That's exactly what these weenies are doing. They hate these heroes who have died....and the country they represent. In actuality, they couldn't care less if it were 1,500 or 150.


17 posted on 03/03/2005 5:23:55 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
This person is a left-winger. Check out the posting history.


18 posted on 03/03/2005 5:24:42 AM PST by rdb3 (The wife asked how I slept last night. I said, "How do I know? I was asleep!")
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To: jbane
1,500 and counting. Is it worth it?

Yep

19 posted on 03/03/2005 5:24:47 AM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (I do repairs and bebugging for beer.)
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To: jbane

As a former soldier myself...I ask you how many did those 1500 save?

Hundreds of millions? I'm thankful for them. I'm thankful we have a President willing to defend this country from crazy islamofascist scum. Are you?


20 posted on 03/03/2005 5:25:11 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: jbane

It's self-serving idiots like yourself who can't see beyond your pathetic self-righteousness to understand that freedom comes with a price. You tipify the liberal mindset of suckling from the pap of society without bothering to contribute to its development and growth. You feel entitled to live in a perpetual comfort zone without regard to the downtrodden of the world. It galls you to see the Bush Doctrine succeed. It galls you because it proves that your thoroughly imbecilic view of the world is nothing but a path of destruction for freedom across the globe.


21 posted on 03/03/2005 5:26:02 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Warning: may eat own)
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To: just me
Well, maybe you will someday.

Here's a quote from a soldier:

I thought we were some serious heros fighting a terrible regime, and I felt damn good about myself, my goverment, and my country. Looking back now, and playing connect the dots, I see some greivious errors in the Department of Defense, and the U.S. invasion of the soverign nation of Iraq. So what I want the American people to discover is the truth. From the soldiers mouths. Not from someone's mouth who spent a few hours having Thanksgiving in Baghdad.

22 posted on 03/03/2005 5:26:35 AM PST by jbane
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To: Dreagon
I'm sure the left will mark the occasion by once again pretending to care about the troops, and shedding rivers of crocodile tears, for their own anti war stance.

The crocodile tears were out in full force at the Iraqi elections in January ("Oh, what a sham election!" "How could we force democracy upon the poor Iraqis at the point of a gun?" "This is a dark day for democracy" [yes, that was a DU quote on election day] "They're not really free...they're slaves to the U.S. and Halliburton. Boo hoo hoo hoo!") Liberals are no friend of freedom, I guarantee you.

23 posted on 03/03/2005 5:26:43 AM PST by shezza
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To: jbane

Join and find out.


24 posted on 03/03/2005 5:27:36 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Got Gas?)
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To: jbane

We can always find a negative quote. And along with that are so many of our soldiers who STILL feel their mission has tremendous merit and success, and who want us to hear the truth from them....and not the "media".


25 posted on 03/03/2005 5:30:25 AM PST by BonnieJ
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To: jbane
The "sovreign nation of Iraq", as you called it, was mudering innocent people, invading other nations, threatening to invade others, financing terrorists worldwide, developing weapons of mass destruction (yes, they were), and scamming the world with the help of the UN. Your soldier is misguided, and is dishonoring his service.
26 posted on 03/03/2005 5:30:29 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Bekaa to the future!)
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To: jbane; just me
Keyword: "a" soldier.

I can find an "a" anything.

Now, maybe you just wish to be deliberately obtuse
and argumentative with other posters, but try to
remember YOU posed the question.
27 posted on 03/03/2005 5:30:42 AM PST by onyx (Henry Kissinger: Asked if SoS Rice calls him, replied, "no never, she doesn't need advice.")
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To: MisterRepublican; jbane

The DU knuckledraggers are just pissed the magic 1000 number didn't get Skerry elected. They take a sick pleasure in every US death, and yern for us to fail. They are letting the " we support the troops mask " slip, and their real face, the one that spit on the troops, and chanted for their enemies to win in the 60's is slowly coming out again. They can't help themselves.


28 posted on 03/03/2005 5:31:40 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: anniegetyourgun

Your post is dead on. Liberals are the polar opposite of the American soldier. They hate everything they stand for. They could care less that some of the greatest of our men are doing without to keep them safe. They would rather just go to Starbucks...watch Reality TV...and complain about their effing social security and prescription drug handouts.


29 posted on 03/03/2005 5:31:44 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: SlowBoat407

mudering = murdering.

damn.


30 posted on 03/03/2005 5:31:54 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Bekaa to the future!)
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To: jbane

It is a crime that 1500 had to die so that you may live free to breed more like you.


31 posted on 03/03/2005 5:35:00 AM PST by crz
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To: Rutles4Ever
You tipify the liberal mindset of suckling from the pap of society without bothering to contribute to its development and growth.

What's interesting about that is if you look at the US Senate, more Democrats (generally liberal) served their country in the military than Republicans. Why is that?

I'll tell you why. They can talk the talk, but they can't walk the walk. Just call them "chicken hawks".

32 posted on 03/03/2005 5:35:36 AM PST by jbane
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To: jbane


33 posted on 03/03/2005 5:35:49 AM PST by shezza
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To: jbane
1,500 and counting. Is it worth it?

Ever heard of a war where nobody got killed?

While every soldier's life is a precious thing, no one with a military background can deny that keeping the casualties in Iraq down to ONLY 1500 is an outstanding achievement.

34 posted on 03/03/2005 5:35:53 AM PST by Noachian (We're all one judge away from tyranny.)
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To: Noachian
ONLY 1500

What makes you think that it's over?

35 posted on 03/03/2005 5:37:54 AM PST by jbane
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To: jbane

Are we talking John "Rice Sack" Kerry caliber of service? Or are we talking about John McCain caliber of service?

Between Kerry and Cleland, I wouldn't be bragging about who served and who didn't.


36 posted on 03/03/2005 5:38:39 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Warning: may eat own)
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To: jbane
Roughly a .01 percent fatality rate for service in combat in Iraq. Someone show me a U.S. war with a lower rate of fatality.
37 posted on 03/03/2005 5:40:55 AM PST by TheForceOfOne (Social Security I thought pyramid schemes were illegal!)
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Let's see. 1500 (which of course includes accidents and other things, which you rocket scientists so often forget to include) from Mar 03 to Mar 05.

That's about half of the number who died from about 0840-1045 EDT on 9/11/01.

What was your point again?

38 posted on 03/03/2005 5:42:39 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: jbane
It's the Ghoul Watch. It's also WAR, and frankly I'm amazed that the list of soldiers who have died is so LOW! It's a testament to their training and equipment.

You ask if it's worth it. It may not seem so to we who are here in relative safety from the maniacs who are intent on breaking down any sort of civilized society in the Middle East. I'd venture to guess, however, that the majority of Iraqi citizens think it is, and so do the soldiers doing the fighting because they are being thanked by those citizens every day for freeing them from the bondage of the tyrant.

39 posted on 03/03/2005 5:44:23 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: jbane
What's interesting about that is if you look at the US Senate, more Democrats (generally liberal) served their country in the military than Republicans.

John Kerry being one of them. You do know how he served his country, don't you? By meeting with the North Vietnamese during a time of war. By associating with Communist groups. By "earning" three Purle Hearts in, like, two days - including nominating himself for one of them after being turned down by his commanding officer.

By publicly lying and selling out his comrades, EVEN AS THEY WERE BEING TORTURED AND KILLED.

You're pathetic. As is he.

40 posted on 03/03/2005 5:45:25 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: MeekOneGOP

sniff Ping


41 posted on 03/03/2005 5:46:19 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Bekaa to the future!)
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To: bikepacker67
On this morning's newcast (ABC affiliate) in The People's Republic of Boston, the story was read as follows"

Well, the death toll for American GIs in Iraq has reached an appalling 1500....

Any bias, ya think?

42 posted on 03/03/2005 5:47:37 AM PST by Living Free in NH (o)(o)
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To: VeniVidiVici; patton; IGOTMINE; kellynla; RaceBannon; Squantos
Join and find out.

ROTFLMAO!!!

We have a winner!

43 posted on 03/03/2005 5:49:24 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: jbane

Want to get into statistics????

Even though Chicago had a workable sewer system, in 1885 a massive four-day rainstorm caused sewage to flush far enough into Lake Michigan to invade the city’s water intake cribs located several miles offshore. An estimated 75,000 people perished from the resulting contamination, about a quarter of the growing city’s population.


44 posted on 03/03/2005 5:49:40 AM PST by TheForceOfOne (Social Security I thought pyramid schemes were illegal!)
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To: jbane
The real story is that you're still here.

That's remarkable.

I'm not exactly sure why this came to mind:

45 posted on 03/03/2005 5:50:01 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: onyx

Is thte "a soldier"'s name Michael Moore?


46 posted on 03/03/2005 5:50:34 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: crz
It is a crime that 1500 had to die so that you may live free to breed more like you.

I loved your quote, too, but Veni just nudged you out. ;-)

47 posted on 03/03/2005 5:50:34 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: jbane

There were probably a few soldiers in other wars that had a negative view point. Iraq voted the first time in a free election in over fifty years, I think that says more than anything you could ever dream up.
I will always respect the good men and women of our military. We need them and they need our support.
And I support them whith all my heart, and you should too.


48 posted on 03/03/2005 5:50:43 AM PST by just me
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To: jbane

... "and counting" ... like misers count their money, with expressions torn between glee and worry.
You Bush-hating leftists just can't wait for a new milestone number so you can point your cowardly fingers and then wring your hands... because, of course, this news isn't about soldiers fighting for international security from terrorists and WINNING freedom for people in an oppressed region, but it's all about YOU and your anti-American agenda.


49 posted on 03/03/2005 5:51:19 AM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: Coop
On this morning's drive-in radio program, (WMAL, Washington DC), Fred Grandy mentioned a statistic that you probably won't hear from the MSM. The month of February witnessed the lowest monthly total of Coalition casualties since the beginning of the war. Guess that little fact will be missed by the likes of our thread poster...
50 posted on 03/03/2005 5:51:28 AM PST by COBOL2Java (If this isn't the End Times it certainly is a reasonable facsimile...)
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