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Old 06-15-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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military deaths in Iraq reach 2,500

*WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq war has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said on Thursday, more than three years into a conflict that finds U.S. and allied foreign forces locked in a struggle with a resilient insurgency. In addition, the Pentagon said 18,490 U.S. troops have been wounded in the war, which began in March 2003 with a U.S.-led invasion to topple President Saddam Hussein. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed. *

First ...my prayers go out to the families of all these brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price....

I am already preparing myself for the spin that the media will put on this. So I just thought that before any of us start judging our country on the "outrageous price" we are paying to free a country from an inhuman dictator...a ruthless regime....and from oppression beyond our comprehension....Lets all take some time to reflect upon and compare what is going on.... to another dictator...regime... oppression....and a willingness to free a country.

D-Day Caualties:

In April and May 1944, the Allied air forces lost nearly 12,000 men and over 2,000 aircraft in operations which paved the way for D-Day.

Total Allied casualties on D-Day are estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. British casualties on D-Day have been estimated at approximately 2700. The Canadians lost 946 casualties.

Naval losses for June 1944 included 24 warships and 35 merchantmen or auxiliaries sunk, and a further 120 vessels damaged.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy. This figure includes over 209,000 Allied casualties, with nearly 37,000 dead amongst the ground forces and a further 16,714 deaths amongst the Allied air forces. Of the Allied casualties, 83,045 were from 21st Army Group (British, Canadian and Polish ground forces), 125,847 from the US ground forces.

Between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed. Thousands more fled their homes to escape the fighting.

*This is the D-DAY INVASION...NOT THE WAR...Kudos to our efficient troops and the incredible job they are doing!

If anything over 2,500 is "too much of a price to pay" what a slap in the face to all the brave Veterans who died and fought on that day.*

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Old 06-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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Just a thought, I'm definitely not an expert on either war, but something tells me that our European Allies at the time generally weren't hostile towards us back then, & probably grateful for our help instead of trying to kill their liberators.
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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Just a thought, I'm definitely not an expert on either war, but something tells me that our European Allies at the time generally weren't hostile towards us back then, & probably grateful for our help instead of trying to kill their liberators.
Yeah, those Russians really turned out to be some really great friends for the next 50 years after the war, eh?

I hate when people turn their 20/20 perfect hindsight back on events that were foggy at the time and try to pontificate.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:44 PM   #4
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yep, the american troops that liberated europe in 1946 were given flowers, hugs, and kisses....


i heard that was supposed to happen in iraq.
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yep, the american troops that liberated europe in 1946 were given flowers, hugs, and kisses....


i heard that was supposed to happen in iraq.
Again, here we go..."anything that isn't easy should never be undertaken".

If this defeatest attitide prevailed circa 1942, we'd all be speaking German, and, apparently, some of us would be doing so willingly...
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warsteiner das komet jagermeister...fahrfegnuggen
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warsteiner das komet jagermeister...fahrfegnuggen
LOL Jagermeister I know that word. Whats sad I dated a girl from Munich Germany for a year and thats the only German I know.
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Again, here we go..."anything that isn't easy should never be undertaken".

If this defeatest attitide prevailed circa 1942, we'd all be speaking German, and, apparently, some of us would be doing so willingly...



i certainly hope you are not suggesting that i'm a defeatist.

this conflict is nothing like world war II.

why do you think so many in our country don't agree with iraq? ... are you suggesting that they're all defeatists?

you're right, i took two years of german in highschool....

ich bin ein stolzer Amerikaner.

i'll say that in any language.
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R.I.P. to the 2500 !! It is an ironically small number but yet the very highest price.
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i certainly hope you not suggesting j-dawg is a defeatist either!

He is a poopypants!!!!
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