Violent weekend in Iraq kills over 220

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  1. KenH

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    Violent weekend in Iraq kills over 220
    By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer

    Prominent Shiite and Sunni politicians called on Iraqi civilians to take up arms to defend themselves after a weekend of violence that claimed more than 220 lives, including 60 who died Sunday in a surge of bombings and shootings around Baghdad.

    The calls reflect growing frustration with the inability of Iraqi security forces to prevent extremist attacks.

    The weekend deaths included two American soldiers — one killed Sunday in a bombing on the western outskirts and Baghdad and another who died in combat Saturday in Salahuddin province north of the capital, the U.S. command said. Three soldiers were wounded in the Sunday blast.

    - rest at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070708/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
     
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    I'm sure stats like this makes Bush haters, appeasers and defeatists very happy.
     
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    I don't know how those folks you mentioned, carpro, feel but I find stories like this one to
    be quite sad. :tear:
     
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    Curious, why did you really post this? Because it made you cry?
     
  5. KenH

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    It is news, it caught my attention, and this is a news forum.

    If you prefer to keep your head buried in the sand, then don't read it. It won't hurt my feelings in the least if you don't read any of my posts.
     
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    But it's only news when it's a big number.

    I wonder why the single deaths and small numbers don't seem to be so important.:confused:

    Much better impact, right?

    Why don't you ever post enemy casualties?
     
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    Because I am more concerned about our troops, our alliies' troops, and the innocent Iraqi people. I want our enemy troops to be killed. This is a violent conflict going on in Iraq.

    You and others are welcome to post enemy casualty figures. In fact, I wish you would go to the trouble to find them and do so. I can't post everything for everybody.
     
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    Concerned? Right.

    I suggest it is more likely that you look for high American or Iraqi civilian casualties more to make a political point than out of concern for our troops.

    Posting enemy casualties and coalition successes would be showing "concern" and admiration for our troop's effectiveness, as well.

    But I understand. No shock value to achieve your goal.
     
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