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U.S. Death Toll In Iraq Reaches 4,000

March 23, 2008

This is a shame!  A damn shame.  Damn you President Bush.  And all the Republicans and Democrats that voted for the war.  A liars words carried us to war, sent our nation into a recession, and Vice President Dick Cheney was quoted as saying the views of the public in relation to the war  do not matter.  How many rich Republicans bury dead soldiers?

BAGHDAD – Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a bomb blast in southern Baghdad late Sunday, raising the death toll for American forces since start of the war to 4,000, according to the Pentagon.

The grim milestone was reached less than a week after the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion to topple former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and coincided with a spate of violence across Iraq on Sunday that left at least 61 people dead.

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6 Comments
  1. Bernard permalink
    March 28, 2008 6:53 AM

    I’d really like to know how many of the US deaths were of soldiers who were victims of “stop loss”; who had already completely a tour of duty and the usual active duty hitch and yet were sent back into combat, perhaps exhausted and depressed from their previous tour. It should not be too difficult for the Pentagon to come up with that figure.

  2. Patrick permalink
    March 25, 2008 9:07 PM

    Ann:

    living in the real world means that some will see the military as their best option to advance themselves. You suggest that this is somehow misfortune, a real crime. But isn’t this one of those tired lefty arguments? Its like Edwards implying that people in the military are stupid. Do you think that these brave sons and daughters–many of whom I have had the pleasure to work with in the classroom–are helpless fools unable to make a decision? You say “poverty breeds lower grades”; therefore, we need to rescue them because the choice they make is more corageous than the one you or I have made? Do you think they are stupid?

    Its not a real crime to join the military; the real crime is people who seem to think that they only reason they did so is because they were suckers who fell for the bait and switch. It is likewise a crime to suggest that military recruiters shouldn’t be allowed to set up their table–or whatever–in the cafeteria just like any college would. Very frequently, the recruiters who come to my school are soldiers who graduated from the district–people I knew as kids. What could be more disrespectful of the sacrafice of time and lives than the notion that the recruiters should be excluded–as if they were some sort of manace. Juniors and seniors in school are not the helpless fools you want think for.

  3. March 24, 2008 4:39 PM

    Again with the lies and mis truths. What about the RICH Democrats do they send their kids more than POOR democrats? The way socialist left tries to portrays things in this country is an extension of the DNC whose only goal is class warfare and a society of cradle to the grave dependent people.

  4. ann permalink
    March 24, 2008 12:02 PM

    Everyone knows we have a poverty draft in this country. Poverty breeds lower grades so college is not an option for these kids and the military is right there to provide the ‘helping hand’. If that is not a crime then what is?

  5. March 24, 2008 11:27 AM

    The fact is we were led as a nation into war on lies and false information.

    Vice Pres. Cheney told the nation through an interview that the thoughts of the nation are not important and that the taxpayers who fund the war are not to be listened to.

    Rich Repub. families do not send their kids to war in the same percentage…NOT EVEN CLOSE…as do the poor families of this nation. Poor kids see the military as an option to make something of thier lives and seek out that path. That is why so many of us decry the entry of the military into our schools and such. They prey on those who have fewer options in life.

  6. March 24, 2008 9:52 AM

    This is what makes me vomit when I read leftwing extremist blogs like this, “How many rich Republicans bury dead soldiers?”

    Why not ask how many rich Democrats were buried? Or ask how many rich black sons have been buried? Why do extremist have such a narrow and bigoted view of the world?

    Do you have any idea on any of the facts? Do you even know that 98% of the 4000 have been male and of the75% White? How does your kind read between the lines there to fit your agenda?

    The lose of life, rich or poor, white, red, yellow or black, gay or straight is a horrible loss, but for some reason the far left extremist do not see that issue, they just need to play political pandering and continue to use this issue to try and divide, causing discourse in America by continuing to try keeping the phony class war they have created in this country alive. Their concern is not the troops or the loss of life but what political agenda they can draw from the tragedy of the deaths of these AMERICANS.

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