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Old 08-08-2003, 05:54 PM   #31
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No kidding^^^^-there is no reason that list should be that long.

Really.

Let's get them out of Iraq and bring them home. Now.

no way, not until the country is "running" normally again.
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I'm starting to wonder just what the hell an acceptable situation in Iraq will be to pull the troops out. Rome wasn't built in a day. I've just read these shockingly graphic books about life in Saudi Arabia. If Iraq has anything remotely in common with Saudi Arabia, and I think it does as both are Arabic and Islamic, I don't know what the situation will be like in a year. I just hope they don't go the way of the fundamentalist extremists. Those guys are evil.
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Old 08-11-2003, 09:46 PM   #33
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North of Baghdad, meanwhile, three U.S. soldiers were wounded in a grenade attack, a day after a U.S. military policeman was killed in a bombing
[Q]The killing of the military policeman occurred late Sunday night at an Iraqi police station near Baqouba, 40 miles northeast of the capital.

"We had a suspicious package dropped off at the Baqouba police headquarters and an MP with the task force went out to investigate it," Aberle said.

The MP was seriously wounded in the blast and taken to a military hospital, but later died of his wounds, she said. Two other MPs were wounded but were in stable condition Monday, she said.[/Q]

MP's are not trained to investigate suspicious packages. The are trained to seal off and wait for the bomb squad. I am increasingly worried that the troops we have in place are not being used correctly. I know it is easy to make an assumption based on this brief article, however, it makes me concerned.http://www.startribune.com/stories/1762/4036965.html
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U.S. soldier killed, another wounded in roadside bomb explosion
By Associated Press, 8/13/2003 05:04
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) A U.S. soldier was killed and one was wounded Wednesday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb in northern Iraq, the military reported. [/Q]

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I heard this morning that all US troops there have been told they will serve a YEAR-does anyone know if this is true?

And I am so saddened and disgusted at the daily loss of soldiers

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I heard this morning that all US troops there have been told they will serve a YEAR-does anyone know if this is true?

And I am so saddened and disgusted at the daily loss of soldiers

We are stretched so thin right now it is not funny. The latest thing that I read was that they were going to be shifting troops out for two week vacations back here and then they would be sent back there.
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Two U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq, the U.S. military said Friday, bringing the number of American combat deaths to 179, 32 more than were killed during the first Gulf war.
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Just an FYI, the total dead US soldiers since the President declared the War over is now equal to the total killed in the war.
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I just read that and was going to post it..
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[Q] Posted on Wed, Aug. 27, 2003

Troops frustrated as casualties mount in Iraq
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BAGHDAD, Iraq - (KRT) - Iraqi guerrillas killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded five in two separate attacks Wednesday, as many GIs expressed rising frustration over the inability to strike back at an unseen enemy and anxiety over the rising death toll.[/Q]
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[Q]On Monday, two soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion of the 20th Military Police Brigade were killed when a bomb went off beside their convoy in southern Iraq. Another soldier was wounded.[/Q]
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...illed_in_iraq/
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Today..

TIKRIT, Iraq - Guerrillas killed a U.S. soldier in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in central Baghdad on Monday, and American forces arrested five men suspected of helping finance insurgents during raids on homes in Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit.

The 1st Armored Division soldier died of his wounds early Monday in a military field hospital, the military reported. He was the 156th U.S. soldier to die in Iraq since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1. In heavy fighting before that date 138 soldiers were killed
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