5 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attack - 329 Killed in Past 3 Months

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  1. KenH

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    5 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq attack
    By LAUREN FRAYER, Associated Press


    Insurgents launched a deadly coordinated attack on an American combat patrol, detonating a roadside bomb, then firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades at the soldiers, the U.S. military said Friday. Five troops were killed.

    Seven soldiers were wounded in the attack on Thursday in southern Baghdad and were evacuated to a military hospital; one has since returned to duty, the military said.

    The deaths brought to 99 the number of U.S. troops to die in Iraq this month, according to an Associated Press count. The toll for the past three months — 329 — made it the deadliest quarter for U.S. troops in Iraq since the war began in March 2003.

    At least 3,576 members of the U.S. military have died since then, according to AP figures.

    - rest of story at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070629/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
     
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    Ever since the war began, there have been many proponents of increased troop strength.

    One of the reasons given for not increasing the troop strength was increased casualties.

    Troop strength has been increased. Casualties have increased. It was expected and forecast.
     
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    It's too late. The troop strength needed to be back in 2003 so that the insurgency and then the civil war would have never gotten off the ground. In 2003 most Americans supported President Bush's policy in Iraq, now most do not. President Bush is playing a losing hand. He should fold.
     
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    Exactly. This is a prime example of what happens when the military leader (CIC) is arrogant and delusional, not listening to those who know the region and have military expertise--like the generals and boots on the ground. I cut him no slack for his mistakes - he should have listened to military leaders and not his political advisors who know nothing. It was too little, too late. :tear:
     
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    The same outcries against increased casualties would have been heard in 2003 as well, if troop strength had been increased then.

    I remember the liberal anti war bruhaha about casualty # 1000.

    There is no way to satisfy armchair quarterbacks who have what they think is 20/20 hindsight.
     
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    Carpo you know as well as I do that the libs in the Dems and of the DOR's need Iraq to fail. It is the only way to further their agenda. Otherwise the American people would not buy into the hype.
     
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    The support for the Iraq conflict was quite strong back in 2003, even among liberals.
     
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    I think that by the time 2008 rolls around that even the disciples of George W. Bush and his Folly in Iraq will be changing their tune.
     
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    That did not stop the complaints about casualties, even as low as they were then.

    There have always been outcries against casualties, with anti war types seemingly glorifying in the gory numbers,,, all to make a political statement.

    What you've been doing for the past few days is similar in nature with the same goal.
     
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    I am talking about the situation overall. One can always find an individual or a small group to buttress just about any argument he wants to make on just about any subject.
     
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    Our losses in this war have been miniscule, when compared with any other. But the rhetoric from the leftists has been extremely effective. Sadly, those that proclaim Christ as Lord, and should see the overall picture, have succumbed to the leftist mantra. It's all about defeating conservatism, and above all, GWB, for political gain.
     
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    1) You haven't had a close family member killed in Iraq have you? I haven't but I sympathize with those who have. I have a grandnephew in the Army who did a tour in Iraq. And my brother and brother-in-law served in Vietnam. So I am quite familiar with having family members in harm's way.

    2) Defeating George W. Bush has nothing to do with defeating conservativism since he is a liberal.
     
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    He is still widely associated with right wing conservatism. At least the socialist leftists treat him so.
     
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    That's only because he is not a liberal in the Democrat Party. Most of the political arguments in this country are based on whether someone is a Democrat or a Republican, not on whether someone is a liberal, a conservative, a libertarian, a statist, or some admixture thereof.

    Therefore, the Democrats call the Republicans conservatives and the Republicans call the Democrats liberals - even though both parties, at least in public office, are chocked full of liberals.
     
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    Agreed. :thumbs:
     

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