<a href="http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/9753603.htm">LINK (kc star)</a><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>BAGHDAD, Iraq - Operations by U.S. and multinational forces and Iraqi police are killing twice as many Iraqis - most of them civilians - as attacks by insurgents, according to statistics compiled by the Iraqi Health Ministry and obtained exclusively by Knight Ridder.<br><br>According to the ministry, the interim Iraqi government recorded 3,487 Iraqi deaths in 15 of the country's 18 provinces from April 5 - when the ministry began compiling the data - until Sept. 19. Of those, 328 were women and children. Another 13,720 Iraqis were injured, the ministry said.<p><hr></blockquote><p><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>That suggests that more aggressive U.S. military operations, which the Bush administration has said are being planned to clear the way for nationwide elections scheduled for January, could backfire and strengthen the insurgency.<p><hr></blockquote><p>i guess i'd also be protesting to get the americans out of iraq if i lived there. <br><br>we're fighting terrorists (so we say) who hate us because of our freedom, but we're too stupid to recognize that the whole middle east is a battle between the religious ideologues and the moderates and our efforts are only increasing the strength of the extremists. the one thing those in the middle east seem to be coming together on is their hatred of the U.S. . . . and, that benefits the extremists.<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>i guess i'd also be protesting to get the americans out of iraq if i lived there.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Yep . . . bad, evil Americans. Here's hoping that all goes poorly, Sean. Cheers <br><br>****************<br><br>[color:blue]VOTE</font color=blue>[color:red] for President George W. Bush on November 2, 2004</font color=red>
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thank you for providing me with your erroneous interpretation of what you hope that i think to make you feel better about your seemingly blind support of all things dubya. here is what i think: saddam was bad, but so are many other dictators in the world. the united states is not as good as many people incorrectly assume. we do some things that are for the good of other people in the world . . . we also do some things that are not considered good in this world and that are really only good for our own interest. this is always going to cause animosity and we shouldn't be surprised when it does; however, many people seem to find the world's reaction quite surprising.<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
We could postulate all day on the motives of the Bush Administration, but the fact of the matter is that the civilian authority's judgment has been completely lacking in moral fiber. They are conducting the war, before and after the initial invasion, as though the condition of the Iraqi citizens was secondary to our mission objectives. The likes of Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld didn't realize that the condition of the Iraqi citizens is the mission objective.<br><br>Despite the actual conditions inside Iraq, the Defense Department has kept the same attitude, busting in and out of trouble spots as though the invasion was still in its first stages. Worst yet, they keep their righteous pose as though all those dead Iraqi citizens were justified, using words like "collateral damage." Iraqi citizens do not want to die for the ambitions of the Bush Administration.<br><br>Now, what could the Bush Administration do, or could have done, to rectify the situation? Again, the solutions point to Bush's failures. Where is the money being spent? It's not going to an aggressive effort to get the security in Iraq under control. It's going into the sieve of reconstruction contracts that can't possibly go on while there is no security. You can ask why Haliburton got a no-bid contract all day, but a better question is why did the Bush Administration give Bachtel any money at all when their work is impossible.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey<br>
Bush's failures? Mistakes? Whatever do you mean? Did you see that unbelievable bastard said that if he could do it all over again he would still don the flight suit and give the "mission accomplished" speech? He has "no regrets" about it. I think he believes he's infallible. <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>your seemingly blind support of all things dubya.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Well, you're incorrect about the blind support thing, but . . . <br><br>. . . you're critical of my "blind support of all things dubya", yet you're anti-any and everything dubya. Wrong for me, right for you. Liberalous Double-standarditous.<br><br>****************<br><br>[color:blue]VOTE</font color=blue>[color:red] for President George W. Bush on November 2, 2004</font color=red>
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i didn't say it was wrong for you and right for me, so i have no clue where your double-standard language comes from; though, i suspect your erroneous perceptions yet again. i happen to think dubya is one of the worst presidents of all time and certainly in my lifetime, so i am quite comfortable with disliking the man bunches. you're obviously happy to defend the man to the hilt on these forums . . . you say it's not blind support but i think we could agree that it's a very unhealthy passion (okay, i am just kidding about us agreeing on that). <br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
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