Skip to comments.At least nine U.S. troops killed...
Posted on 05/23/2007 7:23:04 AM PDT by ruschpa
...At least nine U.S. service members were killed in combat and by bombs across Iraq on Tuesday and six were wounded, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
During May, 81 U.S. military personnel have died, bringing the total since the war began to 3,432, including seven civilian employees of the Defense Department.
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and the Drive By Media celebrates......
Screw nation building in Iraq, it’s time for full-out revenge...
I read the article and didn’t see anything that looked or sounded like a celebration.
we are on offense now. thats why the body count is higher than it was before.
This is sadly what happens when we try to fight a war with gloves on and in a politically correct manner. Cursed be all our elected politicians that tie our soldiers hands and prevents our military from doing its job.
“I read the article and didnt see anything that looked or sounded like a celebration.”
Not in this article, but you know the TV Drive Bys on the usual networks like to report this stuff because it allows them to attack the Bush Adminstration.
The way our modern media reports on military happenings and not putting them into context compared to wars of the past, is a great diservice to us all and is only making it harder to win this war and future wars.
Having said that one US Solider’s death is one too many, IMO. Again I fear our guys hands are still being tied despite the earlier talk this year that was going to change. I really hope I am wrong saying that.
This damn Iranian involvement has got to end one way or another.
I routinely travel to military bases throughout the world, I just got back from spending 8 wks at various military bases in the far east, and stayed at a number of BOQs. None of them have Fox news, it’s exclusively CNN or MSN or BBC for cable news in english, and I never heard anything on these news shows out of context or what sounded like a clelbration.
This was bound to happen. Part of the surge strategy was to get the troops out amoung the populace to offer greater security. The flipside is that they become easier targets.
We are in this position because we didn’t bulldoze that place in March 2003. We won the Iraq war easy...it has been the aftermath which has been a struggle, and it didn’t have to be.
Politicians running a war...bad news.
VietNam era death rates,
courtesy of GWB
the ‘Iraqization’ thing does not seem to be working
” never heard anything on these news shows out of context or what sounded like a clelbration.”
Makes people feel better to vent whether true or not. Let’s them blame the media.
We're being a little more aggressive with our defense, but you still can't call the way we're fighting this war "offense".
"Iran is secretly forging ties with al-Qaida elements and Sunni Arab militias in Iraq in preparation for a summer showdown with coalition forces intended to tip a wavering US Congress into voting for full military withdrawal, US officials say."
“Vietnam era death rates”? We are a long way from 58,000.
In World War II we could lose thousands in a day. A horror, a tragedy so terrible we have no words to express it; but to lose 4 or 5 or even 9 is not comparable, especially when you consider that this war is as important to our survival as that one was.
If that's the case then the administration needs to get out in front of this and make sure everybody knows it.
“We’re being a little more aggressive with our defense, but you still can’t call the way we’re fighting this war “offense”.”
thats probably a good way of putting it. i talked to a few guys over there and they were saying they are doing alot more combat operations since petreaus took command compared with before.
the administration doesnt know of the word communication. they have the worst pr department i have ever seen.
I think W has the attitude that the little people don’t need to be informed. It’s evident in the illegal immigration issue, too.
Prayers for their families.
God Bless Them All.
I just googled news for “traffic deaths” and stopped counting after 20 reports of convictions for causing traffic deaths reported in yesterday’s and today’s news.
We are killing a lot more people with our cars than the terrorists are killing our troops in Iraq.
And pray for the 781 Americans who died on one date, November 30, 1950, because they fought in a war which was started to re-win S. Korea's freedom.
Those 1402 brave Americans died on 2 days in a war that would not have taken place, if Truman hadn't pulled our troops out of South Korea in 1949.
Because our troops had pulled out of South Korea, the North Korean army of Kim il-Sung invaded and occupied most of S. Korea in 1950.
Truman sent our troops back in 1950, and by the time Truman stepped down from office, 30,000 Americans had died in Korea in 30 months.
The Iraq war is a lot like the Korean War, except, in 2007,
Thank heavens the newsreaders don't have to read 781 names of members of the military who died in one day!
Can you imagine the announcers doing that during one evening report in 1950?
Gosh, in the last 2 months of 1950 115 Americans who were 17 or younger died because we needed to re-win freedom for S. Korea
On average, a bad month in Iraq would have been a good month in Korea
Number of US deaths, month by month (approx. 45 mos)
-------Iraq War------Korean War (many draftees included)
It's not even close to Korean War death rates.
We averaged 1000 deaths per month, i.e., 33+ deaths per day, while Truman was president during the Korean War.
Interestingly enough to folks who are watching the discussions about abandoning Iraq, the Korean War was started because Truman had abandoned the newly freed South Korea in 1949.
He was advised that South Korea, (which had been free for only 4 years like Iraq) would be ripe for invasion, but his administration pulled out our troops, anyway, in 1949.
The Democrats have already goofed twice, by suggesting we could pull our troops out of vulnerable countries with little repercussion.
Democrats are stuck on stupid.
Also important to note 57 years later , the United States is held in contempt by South Korea even as we spend more on their security than they are willing to spend themselves.
The ruling Uri Party is vociferously anti-American, anti-business and supports unconditional aid to North Korea, North Korea's right to obtain nuclear weapons and seeks alignment with China.
Also important to note...
Sometimes those whiners become more dangerous, as when they get into positions of power.
We should not give up because of some loudmouths.
This is war and people get killed. We are taking it to the enemy and there are going to be more deaths before it is over. In Nam we would have 100 death days.
Pray for W and Our Brave Heroes