How many Americans?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ed Edwards, Nov 15, 2006.

?

How many American lives?

  1. Nobody can really tell

    12 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. on the same order as 3

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. on the same order as 30

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. on the same order as 300

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. on the same order as 3,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. on the same order as 30,000

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. on the same order as 300,000

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  8. on the same order as 3 million

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. on the same order as 30 million

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 100 million or more

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    How many American & allied lives have been saved due to the
    War on Terror's occupation of Iraq? Include only up to Nov 2006
    (*first 3½-years)
     
    #1 Ed Edwards, Nov 15, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 15, 2006
  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    What happened to 175,000? :laugh:
     
  3. The Galatian

    The Galatian
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2001
    Messages:
    9,687
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know how many were lost because Bush invaded Iraq.

    According to his own people invading increased the risk. So even by Bush standards, it saved no one. But it killed about 3000 Americans.

    And counting.
     
  4. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    I put the closest answer among the ten answers I could
    use (and no more).
     
  5. Baptist in Richmond

    Baptist in Richmond
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,075
    Likes Received:
    4
    Don't forget: Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11, and didn't have any WMD.....

    Regards Ed - hope all is well out in OK [headed there in December on business]

    BiR
     
  6. poncho

    poncho
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    19,657
    Likes Received:
    128
    Have any American & allied lives been saved due to the occupation of Iraq (see BiR's above post) and if so can you explain how this fact was arrived at?
     
    #6 poncho, Nov 15, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 15, 2006
  7. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here Poncho, is something that I wrote in another topic
    about things said in that topic:

    -----------------------------
    Jack Matthews: //Even our own intelligence agencies found absolutely
    no evidence that terrorist attacks would be launched from Iraq
    against the US or US interests in the middle east.//

    1. If you know you can't tell.
    2. If you tell you can't know.

    My guess is that many terrorists went to Iraq (or were already there)
    instead of going to other countries. But they went to Iraq because
    the USofA and allies were there.

    Terrorist actions launched into Iraq were NOT launched against
    the US & it's allies.

    Jack Matthews: //An American style democracy that will be toppled
    the moment US troops leave the country, whether that happens
    in six months or six years?//

    I guess you missed my definition of VICTORY in Iraq is
    occupancy over SIXTY years???
    ------------------------------------

    I'm sure some people will have problems conceiving
    of how to count things that didn't happen.

    Again:

    1. If you know you can't tell.
    2. If you tell you can't know.

    So all respondants will be guessing, except those folks
    to 'literal' to hazard a guess (that they might feel guilty
    about if it proves up wrong, but nobody can ever
    prove them right or wrong)???
     
  8. Daisy

    Daisy
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    The numbers go in the wrong direction - you have none in the minuses.
     
  9. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Again:

    Using BB software one is only allowed ten choices.

    Anyway, in this context negative answers make no sense
    just as negative exponents would make no sense just as
    transfinite numbers would make no sense.
     
  10. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Baptist in Richmond: //Don't forget: Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11, and didn't have any WMD.....//

    Actually your opinon isn't very well backed by facts.

    Here are some facts:

    1. There has not been any convincing arguments that
    any Iraqi had something to do with 9/11.
    (However, the Iraqi connection is more believable than
    the USGovernment doing 9/11 for 'show')

    2. When Iraq was invaded almost a month after
    they were told the US & Allies would invade Iraq,
    there were no usable WMDs found. WMDs were
    found, evidence of the existance of
    WMDs were found, evidence of the use of WMDs
    were found. The Iraqi leadership was smart enough to
    get rid of the working WMDs (some of which may even be
    in Syria yet?).

    Baptist in Richmond: //Regards Ed - hope all is well out in OK [headed there in December on business]//

    Hope you arrive on a good day. Remember the words of
    our state song:

    Oklahoma - when the wind comes sweeping DOWN THE PLANES.
    (yes, sentence verified for spelling correctness ;) )
     
  11. Terry_Herrington

    Terry_Herrington
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,455
    Likes Received:
    1
    I was thinking the same thing. Then I realized that the spin for those who support this supposed "War on Terror" that Bush and the neocons have used to hood-wink many in the religious-right, know no bounds.
     
  12. Terry_Herrington

    Terry_Herrington
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,455
    Likes Received:
    1
    There is nothing wrong with negative exponents, it simply means a fractional number. For example:

    3^2 power = 9

    and

    3^-2 power = 1/9
     
  13. Ed Edwards

    Ed Edwards
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/Ed.gif>

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    15,715
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here is an example of the Democratic hoodwink:

    President Johnson's War on Drugs

    That is Lyndon Johnson, 37th President
    NOT Andrew Johnson, 17th President.
     
  14. Terry_Herrington

    Terry_Herrington
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    4,455
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm not much of a fan for any of these generic types of wars; I think they are so poorly defined, it makes them unwinnable.
     
  15. Daisy

    Daisy
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why would sending their best weapons to Syria (not altogether friendly towards Iraq, and extremely unlikely ever to give them back nicely) be smarter than actually using them against the invaders?
     
  16. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,894
    Likes Received:
    294
    I believe just as pertinent question would be how many more Americans will have to die right here in the States before liberal appeasers wakeup?
     
  17. Daisy

    Daisy
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,751
    Likes Received:
    0
    You're mistaken - the liberals have not been appeasers in the Neville sense, although they do favor diplomacy and negotiation backed by force over the "Hulk crush" philosophy.
     
  18. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,894
    Likes Received:
    294
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by carpro
    I believe just as pertinent question would be how many more Americans will have to die right here in the States before liberal appeasers wakeup?


    The question stands...unanswered and unaddressed.
     
  19. saturneptune

    saturneptune
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    You are way off base. Capro's signature is exactly right. Someone will have to die here before liberals wake up. The conservative philosophy is the only answer. That has absouletly nothing to do with the fact that the republicans got what that deserved at the polls. They lost because they failed to lead and almost became liberal. That does not change the original premise that liberalism is bad news for this country.
     
  20. tragic_pizza

    tragic_pizza
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Messages:
    3,395
    Likes Received:
    0
    :applause:
     

Share This Page

Loading...