And, I might add, this figure is only for the coalition forces and does
not include Iraqi civilians, of whom the US refuses to make accurate
totals of either deaths or injuries; the former is now estimated to be
Not to unnecessarily inject politics into the list messages, but, as
Opus of Bloom County might say, "Fred shot first."
Now, it's either a major tragedy, all `round, or the brown people don't
really count. And I really don't know of anyone on this list who would
make a plaintive statement that the latter is true.
War's a nasty, horrific business for everyone caught up in it. Trying
to dismiss it or minimize it with irrelevant statistics serves no
purpose. _No goddamned purpose whatsoever_. We are better than that, I
John Innis wrote:
>Bullshit! DC had 262 murders in 2002 (the most resent year I could
>find stats for). So far over 1900 cooalition serveice men and women
>killed in Iraq.
>On 8/2/05, BearTranserv@aol.com <BearTranserv@aol.com> wrote:
>>In a message dated 8/2/2005 2:31:36 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
>>I've seen the argument that more murders were committed in DC during the
>>time we have been in Iraq, than we have lost in soldiers...so we should pull
>>of DC before we pull out of Iraq!
>>Robert B. Houston
Michael D. Porter
Never let anyone drive you crazy when you know it's within walking distance....