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At least nine U.S. troops killed...
CNN ^

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; killed; koreairaqdeaths; securityplan; surge; us
Man oh man... this is not good. Seems as if the daily body count week by week is growing. It used to be one or two, no its 4 to 5. Prayers...
1 posted on 05/23/2007 7:23:07 AM PDT by ruschpa
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To: ruschpa

and the Drive By Media celebrates......


2 posted on 05/23/2007 7:25:23 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: ruschpa

Screw nation building in Iraq, it’s time for full-out revenge...


3 posted on 05/23/2007 7:27:26 AM PDT by hunter112
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To: The South Texan

I read the article and didn’t see anything that looked or sounded like a celebration.


4 posted on 05/23/2007 7:29:43 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: ruschpa

we are on offense now. thats why the body count is higher than it was before.


5 posted on 05/23/2007 7:29:56 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: ruschpa

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.


6 posted on 05/23/2007 7:32:05 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Giving illegal aliens a Z-Visa is like giving the car thief ownership to the vehicle he stole.)
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To: stuartcr

“I read the article and didn’t 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.


7 posted on 05/23/2007 7:37:09 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: ruschpa
“In Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood, U.S.-led coalition forces killed two alleged militants, detained 19 others and seized “a cache of Iranian money and bomb-making materials” during a raid, according to a U.S. military news release.”

This damn Iranian involvement has got to end one way or another.

8 posted on 05/23/2007 7:45:52 AM PDT by tobyhill (only wimps believe in retreat in defeat)
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To: The South Texan

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.


9 posted on 05/23/2007 7:46:05 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: ruschpa

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.


10 posted on 05/23/2007 7:49:38 AM PDT by Tallguy (Climate is what you plan for, weather is what you get.)
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To: ruschpa

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.


11 posted on 05/23/2007 8:13:37 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ruschpa

VietNam era death rates,
courtesy of GWB

the ‘Iraqization’ thing does not seem to be working


12 posted on 05/23/2007 8:14:09 AM PDT by greasepaint
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To: stuartcr

” 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.


13 posted on 05/23/2007 8:17:43 AM PDT by DemEater
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To: philsfan24
we are on offense now. thats why the body count is higher than it was before.

We're being a little more aggressive with our defense, but you still can't call the way we're fighting this war "offense".

14 posted on 05/23/2007 8:18:43 AM PDT by Michael A. Velli (fight 'em there -- so we don't have to fight 'em here!)
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To: greasepaint; ruschpa
This might also explain the increased violence...

"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."

FULL STORY:

Iran's secret plan for summer offensive to force US out of Iraq

15 posted on 05/23/2007 8:26:59 AM PDT by jdm
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To: tobyhill
This damn Iranian involvement has got to end one way or another

Start picking off the mullahs in Iran one by one and you'll see a change.
16 posted on 05/23/2007 8:29:42 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Put illegal immigrants on ICE)
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To: greasepaint

“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.


17 posted on 05/23/2007 8:33:19 AM PDT by Fairview ( Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.)
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To: philsfan24
we are on offense now. thats why the body count is higher than it was before.

If that's the case then the administration needs to get out in front of this and make sure everybody knows it.

18 posted on 05/23/2007 8:33:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Michael A. Velli

“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.


19 posted on 05/23/2007 8:56:31 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: Moonman62

the administration doesnt know of the word communication. they have the worst pr department i have ever seen.


20 posted on 05/23/2007 8:57:31 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: philsfan24

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.


21 posted on 05/23/2007 9:36:40 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: ruschpa

Prayers for their families.

God Bless Them All.


22 posted on 05/23/2007 9:52:02 AM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
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To: ruschpa

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.


23 posted on 05/23/2007 10:11:09 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ruschpa
Please also pray for the 621 Americans who died on one date , November 28, 1950, because we entered a war to rewin South Korea's freedom.

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,

  1. we have a Republican president
  2. no draft
  3. an uncensored press
  4. an antagonistic press
  5. only 10% of the deaths
  6. Bush isn't dumb enough to pull out our troops from Iraq like the Democrats pulled our troops out of South Korea.

24 posted on 05/23/2007 12:11:06 PM PDT by syriacus ("...had the US troops remained [in S. Korea in 1949], there would have been no [Korean] War")
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To: stuartcr
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.

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)

65 2,849
73 1,754
37 3,345
30 386
47 3,475
35 2,154
30 657
43 2,068
82 886
40 1,072
47 1,161
19 806
52 314
147 504
88 1,394
44 1,659
61 531
71 221
84 206
68 147
140 175
73 226
108 201
62 484
36 450
52 412
82 619
77 1,017
55 302
85 197
54 173
96 243
88 541
67 310
65 199
56 471
33 1,006
81 7
71 5
61 63
51 52
70 360
76 131
108 129
76 83
30

25 posted on 05/23/2007 12:30:37 PM PDT by syriacus ("...had the US troops remained [in S. Korea in 1949], there would have been no [Korean] War")
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To: greasepaint
VietNam era death rates, courtesy of GWB

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.

26 posted on 05/23/2007 1:02:08 PM PDT by syriacus ("...had the US troops remained [in S. Korea in 1949], there would have been no [Korean] War")
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To: syriacus
Please also pray for the 621 Americans who died on one date , November 28, 1950, because we entered a war to rewin South Korea's freedom.

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.

27 posted on 05/23/2007 1:17:53 PM PDT by AdamSelene235 (Truth has become so rare and precious she is always attended to by a bodyguard of lies.)
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To: AdamSelene235
Also important to note ...the United States is held in contempt by South Korea

Also important to note...

  1. Governments swing back and forth. Germany's government is now more friendly to America. So is France's.
  2. Millions of South Koreans have enjoyed freedom for over 50 years, instead of starving and slaving under Kim Jung-il
  3. Many South Koreans are grateful for what the US did.
  4. Many North Koreans would prefer to live in the South
The world is filled with whiners. You only need to look at the Democratic party to know that.

Sometimes those whiners become more dangerous, as when they get into positions of power.

We should not give up because of some loudmouths.

28 posted on 05/25/2007 5:09:41 AM PDT by syriacus ("...had the US troops remained [in S. Korea in 1949], there would have been no [Korean] War")
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To: ruschpa

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


29 posted on 05/25/2007 5:13:42 AM PDT by bray (The co-clintons freed more terrorists than they killed)
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