Dec 12, 2006

Grim Milestone...

"Three years and nine months after the U.S.-led Coalition began its war against Saddam Hussein, researchers have quietly recorded another grim milestone in the cost of the conflict. American military casualties have now exceeded 25,000. Almost 3,000 U.S. soldiers are dead; 22,000 are injured. Some 245 other Coalition soldiers--mostly Brits--have also died, as well as at least 50,000 Iraqi civilians. Glenn Kutler, a researcher for the non-partisan iCasualties.org, has analyzed the patterns behind the numbers--and says he sees a conflict of gruesome logic and distinct phases." <more>

Newsweek's number are low. Mark this important date.

11 Comments:

Blogger A_Loon said...

SO when is the Bush team moving to Paraguay? They visited Brazil last summer in secret, Condi and Cheney went along for the ride.

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people didn't want war, they could've voted for a peace-loving candidate like Dennis Kucinich. But they didn't, and now we can't complain about the consequnces. A hard lesson to learn though.
D

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/
Columnist_claims_soy_products_reduce
_penis_1212.html

What a fumb-duck.

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://rawstory.com/showoutarticle.
php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.
au%2Fnews%2Fbusiness%2Fwolfowitz-
in-firing-line-as-world-bank-faces-
mass-exodus%2F
2006%2F12%2F12%2F1165685680622.html

WORLD Bank president Paul Wolfowitz faces mounting criticism from directors of the international lending organisation who say he relies on political advisers with little expertise in development while driving away seasoned managers.

Half of the bank's 29 highest-level executives have left since Mr Wolfowitz, the former US deputy defence secretary and an architect of President George Bush's invasion of Iraq, took office in June last year. Among them is Christiaan Poortman, vice-president for the Middle East and a 30-year veteran, who left in September after resisting pressure to speed up lending and adding staff in Iraq.

Mr Bush's nomination of Mr Wolfowitz last year raised concern among employees that he would use his position to promote US-Iraq policies. His plan to step up activities in Baghdad "exposes him to charges of attempting to provide political cover for the White House", said Nancy Birdsall, a former director of the bank's policy research department and president of the Centre for Global Development.

Truth is coming out everywhere, FINALLY. Thank you!

12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger is in stealth mode

2:12 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Now we know who's running the Iraq chaos it's the Saudis. Bush is now in trouble because he has his orders for the Saudi King yet the American people want out of Iraq. I notice the Saudi King summoned Cheney not Bush. Now lets see Bush tell American families that their children are fighting for the Sunnis to control Iraq. I feel bad for the families that say they want the US to win so their dead sons/daughters lives will be for something. Now our troops even asked what they were doing in Iraq as they were just stuck in the middle as both side killed each other and the Iraq people told Americans to go home. Nothing good comes from lying and stealiing. Daddy Bush will be crying some more for his idiot son. Bush will announce in January they our troops will stay in Iraq and stay the course no matter how many soldiers die like sitting ducks. Let's see what the American people say about that.

2:52 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Jackie you're right but like Loon says the crime syndicate stretches the parties. We just need to get all the corrupt ones out of there....

A congress full of Cynthia Mckinney over and over again would work but hey, given that's not happening we can reform the candidates we got and clean out Jack Abramoff etc influences.

Mckinney was the greatest member. She will be missed everywhere.

GEF as you know I have developed quite a following of like minded types...so now the trolls think I'm here when I wasn't...lol

Take care Cynthia!!!! The truth has come out

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger Rancourt, the cult of personality.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

I'm afraid we will not survive 768 days more!

I feel so physically sick and saddened every day this war continues and I see innocent troops and Iraqis slaughtered and maimed. We need to stop the bloodshed now!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And what is tragedy is when the soldiers come home, they will never be the same because psychologically the war will have changed them forever.. The President robbed all of them: the dead, wounded, and the soldier who survive the war...

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what are the losses suffered by the Coalition? The only thing we hear about the Coalition is when they are packing it up and going home.

5:19 PM  

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