Iraq... please read, very imporant 17 replies

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disciple.

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#1 12 years ago

I just had to share this... so devastating. Makes you wonder, why the hell are we over there?

Since the War in Iraq officialy began, March 19, 2003 there have been 2670 American casualties. Officialy there has been 19,945 wounded but an estimated 20,000 - 48,100 wounded. There has been a minimum of 41,906 Iraqi citizens killed and a maximum of 46,584.




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#2 12 years ago

Yes that is true but I have family friends out there and they need to have our support,they need to know we appreciate what there doing remember "Old men start wars,Young men fight them"




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#3 12 years ago

well statistically over a period of 3 years of "war" those figures are actually fairly low.

Tompson: On a completely different note has anyone told you that you have a really fucking irritating post layout and signature. Honestly there is no need to underline and bolden half the text people can read perfectly well without that you know...




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#4 12 years ago

Kerianwell statistically over a period of 3 years of "war" those figures are actually fairly low.

Tompson: On a completely different note has anyone told you that you have a really fucking irritating post layout and signature. Honestly there is no need to underline and bolden half the text people can read perfectly well without that you know...

i have to agree, the way you have layed out your text is annoying and patronizing ( no need to vold somthing that is bad, like we don't know it is bad), yes that is a lot of people, but for war that is also a very low number, think of the battle of the somme, 56,000 dead or wounded in the first day.

the answer to your question is simple, because your goverment wants them over there.




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#5 12 years ago

*Moved to the pub*




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#6 12 years ago

Aside from the fact these numbers have been seen many times before, and it hasn't changed anyone's ideas on the war.

Actually, can we get this closed? There's been too much Iraq war of late, I count at least 8 threads on Iraq in the Pub that were active this week.




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#7 12 years ago

Take into account the Vietnam war 30 some years ago. A war some of my family fought in. Here’s some stats for you, courtesy of encyclopedias, both virtual and physical.

Estimates of the total losses in Vietnam reach as high as 3.3 million for both military and civilian on all sides.

American Losses: 58,000 U.S. soldiers were killed or classified as missing in action. 153,303 U.S. wounded, for a total casualty count of about 211,000. The Army lost 38,179 killed and 96,802 wounded. The Marine Corps lost 14,836 killed and 51,392 wounded. The U.S. Navy lost 2,556 killed, and 4,178 wounded. The U.S. Air Force lost 2,580 killed and 931 wounded. The Coast Guard lost 7 and 60 were wounded.

Allied losses: South Korea lost 4,400 and 5,000. Australia sustained 510 killed and 3,131 wounded out of the 48,000 troops they deployed. New Zealand sustained 38 dead and 187 wounded. Thailand had 351 casualties Canadian 56 citizens

Now when you bring up Iraq with figures of 3k for personnel, and 50k civil, it doesn’t really bother me.

It’s a bad deal nevertheless, but lets be honest this is a far cry from severely damaging. Those who do survive will have the experience and knowledge to better serve in the next. War’s must come every couple decades to keep the military machines finely tuned.




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#8 12 years ago

tompsonI just had to share this... so devastating. Makes you wonder, why the hell are we over there?

Since the War in Iraq officialy began, March 19, 2003 there have been 2670 American casualties. Officialy there has been 19,945 wounded but an estimated 20,000 - 48,100 wounded. There has been a minimum of 41,906 Iraqi citizens killed and a maximum of 46,584.

No it doesn't.

That's 2,670 American servicemen dead. Casualties just means anyone who has sustained a combat-related wound.

For a war that has been going on for three years, those numbers are amazingly low. For example, during World War II the Australians alone had over 40,000 military KIA, the Canadians over 43,000, the British almost 383,000, and the Americans over 407,000.

By large, we are not the ones killing Iraqi civilians, terrorists and insurgents are. We can not leave until a stable government is established, the Iraqi military can fend for itself, and the Iraqi people stop killing eachother.




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#9 12 years ago

Why are you showing numbers at all what do you have to prove???? Every war is as bad as the next one, and you can´t messure all the pain and the sufering just with statistics. I could give you statistic butt what those it mather you can´t understand war by looking at tose number´s.




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#10 12 years ago

He's trying to convince us that the cause we are fighting for isn't worth the price being paid.

It's a damn good thing people like that were not the leaders of nations, lest the Americas still be under British, French, and Spanish rule...




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