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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
courtesy of democratic underground Condoleezza Rice George W. Bush gave Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a very important job last week. According to the Financial Times: President George W. Bush on Wednesday announced that the State Department would lead all US post-conflict reconstruction, a move that supersedes the controversial decision to give that task to the Pentagon in Iraq following the 2003 invasion. ... A former senior official involved in what he called the "chaos" of post-war...
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Re: Bush Admits Faulty Iraq Intel

Kevin41 ·
Al Qaeda No. 2: Bush must admit defeat in Iraq (CNN) -- An Arabic language news network has aired a video of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, in which he called on U.S. President George W. Bush to admit defeat in Iraq. Al-Jazeera said the video, which is about a minute long, was made in December. According to CNN's translation of the video, Ayman al-Zawahiri offers his condolences to Pakistan for the October 8 earthquake before congratulating fellow Muslims for what he says...
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Re: What makes caucasians white?

Empty Purnata ·
On racial categories, one case-in-point on how broad "racial" categories are is Central Asians. Central Asians (peoples from Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Kahazakstan, Turkey, Iran, etc.)are Caucasoid, yet they don't resemble Western Europeans very much. Central Asians have rounded (actually, semi-Monogoloidic eyes), big noses, fullish lips, wavy and/or curly hair, and brown skin. About 100,000 years ago, some Central Asians traveled eastward into Asia (which...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
A Passage To Bangkok Rush Our first stop is in Bogota To check Colombian fields The natives smile and pass along A sample of their yield Sweet Jamaican pipe dreams Golden Acapulco nights Then Morocco, and the East, Fly by morning light We're on the train to Bangkok Aboard the Thailand Express We'll hit the stops along the way We only stop for the best Wreathed in smoke in Lebanon We burn the midnight oil The fragrance of Afghanistan Rewards a long day's toil Pulling into Katmandu Smoke rings...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
JWC, You are quite correct about what a censure constitutes. It's the congressional equivalent to getting a written reprimand; nothing more. And no, you were/are not mis-interpreting the procedure. My respond was to the impeachment movement post. My prediction is that if there is talk of impeachment, Cheney will not be the there to take the office. From what I've read [I'll post a link later] Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald has sent Scooter Libby to jail and is one step [memo] from indicting...
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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

HonestBrother ·
Zakar, stop being a wanker... Look at what the US is doing around the world: in Haiti, in Iraq, in Afghanistan...etc. etc Point is: From a practical point of view, there aren't too many places to go to be 'independent' from white America... and that's not even considering the question of where we would go even if we were all in agreement about starting our own nation. The problem is that hard core Nationalists talk a good talk... but they almost always come up short on specifics...
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Re: 9/11 - The Anniversary, The Legacy

Afroman ·
Inequality Before and After 9/11 by Paul Street I'll always remember the day I tried to engage in that silly exercise called "speaking truth to power." It was early December of 2001. My topic was American policymakers' decision to place nearly a million black people behind bars and to mark more than one in three black males with a felony record. As a member of a Chicago-based council of advisers working to help ex-offenders "reintegrate" into the "free world," I was invited to a pleasant...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
First I'd execute a saner Middle East policy that was far more balanced than the overwhelmingly pro-Israeli approach we've traditionally had. I'd treat the Arab world as partners, and with much more respect than we generally have. Second, money and trade have a way of making friends - even the most unlikely ones. I'd actually INVEST in Arab countries - beyond just buying oil. Third, I'd collaborate with Arab nations to increase our intelligence capacity there. Knowing that fundamentalism is...
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Re: Kennedy calls case for war a 'fraud'

sergeant ·
"Kennedy said the focus on Iraq has drawn the nation's attention away from more direct threats, including al-Qaida, instability in Afghanistan or the nuclear ambitions of North Korea." Thats pretty funny coming from a man who supported Bubba Clinton. I think he's about 6-7 years behind the times with that statement. What did Kennedy say regarding what it was that drew the attention away from his good ole boy Bubba Clinton "from more direct threats, including al-Qaida, instability in...
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Re: Kennedy calls case for war a 'fraud'

222 ·
Clinton bombed terroritst camps in Afghanistan with cruise missiles and specifically targeted OBL. link
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Re: Kennedy calls case for war a 'fraud'

EbonyRose ·
Hmmm ... seems to me, if I can read a calandar right, that when Clinton was President, al-Qaida hadn't yet used 4 of our jetliners as weapons of mass destruction and killed over three thousand innocent people! Nor were the Taliban and al-Qaida guerilla fighting us from the hills of Afghanistan ... in fact .... a month before 9/11, the Bush Administration were hosting meetings with the Taliban regarding the pipeline they were trying to get to run through that territory!! Nor had North Korea...
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Re: Bush getting desparate

sergeant ·
You are kidding me right blaqfist? Frances economy is in shambles and they have no military to really speak of its so small, and Germany is in economic recession and already have all their sparable troops in Afghanistan now. But to play nice, lets take Canada, S Korea, Australia, Japanese money, Russian military (who is getting involved), I mean the list goes on and on my friend. France has a very small weak military, much of which is already committed elsewhere anyways. Germany has a...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
An Occupied Country It has become clear, very quickly, that Iraq is not a liberated country, but an occupied country. We became familiar with the term "occupied country" during World War II. We talked of German-occupied France, German-occupied Europe. And after the war we spoke of Soviet-occupied Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe. It was the Nazis, the Soviets, who occupied other countries. Now we are the occupiers. True, we liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but not from us. Just as...
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Re: National Security?

Mountain ·
Yes, but not because american weapons are valued and desired by the world community. American technology is considered the best, and nations take their own defense quite seriously. Theres NEVER been another number one. Many nations got chummy with Hitler too, before he went mad. Didn't make him any 'better' or 'glorious' for it however. No different here. It could be said to be 'ironic', but are you saying you think it was 'wrong' to help the nation of Afghanistan win their freedom from the...
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Re: National Security?

MBM ·
I think it foolish to execute foreign policy without perspective. It's like driving a car looking only down at the road immediately in front of you. P.S. Do you think the United States really cared one iota about the Afghan (or Iraqi or Iranian or Chilean or El Salvadoran or Vietnamese or whomever) people? There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Mandela
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
Yet another example of how Bush and Co. are profiting from the War in Iraq. Folks, they're just pimping the American people! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- September 30, 2003 Washington Insiders' New Firm Consults on Contracts in Iraq By DOUGLAS JEHL WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 "” A group of businessmen linked by their close ties to President Bush, his family and his administration have set up a consulting firm to advise companies that want to do...
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Re: What Is Happening To African American Males?

Lofton (Guest) ·
...and at the same time, or on the same breath, a few individuals from this board alone find it humorous that the Black Male faces extinction! Should the Black male be removed from existance, the same or similar fate will negatively impact the future posterity of Black females! Oh...but wait, anyone with any sense would surely question the credibility of some of the so-called Black middle class, as to their true interest in maintaining the solidarity of the Black family structure, when Black...
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Re: Many Children Among Victims in Deadly Afghan Attack

sergeant ·
So, ebony 'tends' to believe the Taliban??? And I fear to ask what did she think the nations of the world and NATO were doing in hunting down the Taliban and Al-Queera? What a dipshit. Lets play 'Taliban' for ebony and see if theres any possibility of her grasping a little reality: "Ebony, get back in the house ebony, you know women are not allowed to wander 'outdoors'. We'll cut off the toes of your children if it happens again." Lordy, its like waking up people who have slept through a...
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Re: Many Children Among Victims in Deadly Afghan Attack

obvious_1 ·
Taliban official apologizes for bomb ˜mistake' 16 killed in Kandahar blast, including many children KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A military commander of Afghanistan's ousted Taliban militia apologized on Wednesday for a bomb attack in the southern city of Kandahar that killed 16 people, including many children, calling it a botched attempt to target U.S. troops. The fundamentalist Islamic group initially denied involvement in Tuesday's explosion near a military compound as children were passing...
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Re: Support the troops....

EbonyRose ·
Faheem, Do you support the troops and/or war in Afghanistan? Just wondering.
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Re: Support the troops....

Faheem ·
MBM, I do not support the troops for the very same reasons I did not support them when we had this discussion back in March of 2003. My response to supporting the troops but not the war then was this; I called this form of support a "distinction without a difference". I do not believe it to be possible to support the men and women waging the war without actually supporting the war. Opposing the war mean opposing those waging the war as well, the same was true in the Vietnam War. This...
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Re: Support the troops....

MBM ·
Very well said. Faheem, I'm confused now about your position. You do not support the troops, but yet you made the exact same decision that they did to join and serve. You seem to condemn them for something that you did. I was thinking that your stand was based upon being against war in general, then you said that you support the war in Afghanistan - largely it seems because you have a personal issue with the Taliban. You, obviously, have every right to your positions, and I respect them, but...
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Re: Syria & Iran: next on the Wolfowitz/Cheney/Rumsfeld hit list

EbonyRose ·
I was watching one of the free speech channels, and they documented how the U.S. has strategically established a line of military basis from Yemen, through Saudi, and now through to the northern-most tip of Iraq through taking over air force bases and other large structures. With Syria one one side and Iran on the other they would form a "T" through to Afghanistan. They are establishing positioning throughout the Middle East that could have some ugly consequences if/when they decide to...
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Re: Syria & Iran: next on the Wolfowitz/Cheney/Rumsfeld hit list

Nmaginate ·
No doubt about it, Ebony... It doesn't take much to figure out there is a greater scheme at play. One that's more than what meets the eye with just Iraq. They're playin' this like a board game. The execution of world (resource) domination and stringing along a sheepish American (read White) public.
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Re: A Different Approach To Fighting Drugs

James Wesley Chester ·
Now we're talking!!!!!! Interdiction??? I thought that is what the 'Drug Czar' was doing in Columbia, and like places, including Afghanistan. As MBM said, that war is lost. There is no desire to 'get rid' of the drug traffic. We know a treatment-based approach can be applied for one-tenth the cost, and totally eliminating drug-related community violence. The only answer for not doing it is because we don't want to. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: A Different Approach To Fighting Drugs

jazzdog ·
Would this interdiction into drug producing countries not had the same bitter taste as invading a country because of WMD's. True enough we can probably prove alot better what countries are actually producing and importing drugs, but does not that interdiction mission give our government one more reason to invade another nation. I can see some Congressman recommeding invading a whole country just to get one drug lord.
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Re: A Different Approach To Fighting Drugs

James Wesley Chester ·
I did recognize your request for discussion with the 'obvious solution.' I couldn't resist being on record for the obvious solution. I not just trying to be a 'wild hair'. I have to agree with 'jazzdog.' To invade other countries to 'interdict' the drug trade is an incompetent rationale. Afghanistan first? Uzbekistan? Then...The Other Stans? Then...Columbia? Then...Peru? Then...Paraguay? Then...Argentina? Then... I think invasion of other nations to resolve a problem driven by the American...
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Re: The United States Sobers Up: I Just Spoke about Fools Coming to Their Senses

chilewillow ·
16 U.S. troops confirmed dead in copter crash Associated Press Updated: 5:27 p.m. ET June 30, 2005 KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. military confirmed Thursday that all 16 service members aboard a special forces helicopter died when it crashed into a mountain ravine in eastern Afghanistan earlier this week, apparently after being shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade. The crash was the deadliest blow yet to American forces in Afghanistan grappling with an escalating insurgency. The remains of...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

Empty Purnata ·
Well isn't that something? Kerry's nuancing yet again. I distinctly remember that during the 2004 Presidential debates, Kerry said that he thinks that pulling out of Iraq is "a bad strategy". I also remember that he said he voted to go to War in both Afghanistan and Iraq. http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/09/kerry.iraq/ For people trying to defend Kerry's war support, ask yourself: "Am I doing this out of knee-jerk reactionary partisanship?" Kerry agreed with Bush on going to War, so...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

alonzo ·
Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

Empty Purnata ·
Why did you quote this?
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Re: Fight for Your Rights

ma'am ·
I'm not sure I really saw the movie. It's book inspired. I can't specify a war aside for Afganistan and OIF. Who knows what's coming tomorrow. The going-ons of the hypothesis are similar to the going-ons of real life. There is a domestic difference because of the citizen/civilian thing. But Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon--The world events are as is.
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Re: Report: Get ready for post-Castro Cuba

ocatchings ·
The same people that said (the former) Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, and countless others wanted democracy..... If/when Castro does pass, I think Venezuela and Chavez will have a greater effect on the situation than most people think catch
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Re: GOP candidate says 9/11 attacks were a hoax

umbrarchist ·
Another detail which I found interesting and applies in other cases is that there is no mention of Chernobyl . In the program the American conservatives and Muslims in Afghanistan claim the credit for getting the Russians out and the fall of Communism. But the Russians withdrew after the Chernobyl. How much effect did that have on the Russian economy? They had to evacuate an entire city. How much did that undermine the people's confidence in the government. But Chernobyl has all but...
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Re: GOP candidate says 9/11 attacks were a hoax

Oshun Auset ·
They sure do leave out Chernobyl... interesting.
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Re: Bush Doctrine?

NSpirit ·
Kevin, I suppose you choose to "disremember" that the doctrine of "pre-emptive strike" and Iraq's so-called imminent threat to the US (yeah right) was hotly debated on all political messageboards, including this one in 2002? Not only that, but cable news networks, and radio talk shows highlighted the approach as "new" and "unprecedented". Especially given that our military was already engaged in the original, and ostensibly correct war on terror in Afghanistan. You do recall the original...
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Re: Appreciating Jesse Jackson

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
This is a MAJOR SHIFT in the Chinese position though I understand their concerns about massive influx of economic refugees into their nation. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SEO193164.htm I am "talking about" WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW ORLEANS and elsewhere. Using another story as an example - a 60 Minutes report a few weeks ago blamed the rise in crime rates in America partially on the fact that police departments are understaffed because a significant portion of their personnel is...
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Re: Iran's Nuclear Aspirations

SistahSouljah ·
What the hell does that mean..'allowed'..man I don't care. Look, I hate the fact that the US gets a freaking get out of jail free card with everything. Who made America God? I don't care about all that superpower shit either. When it comes down to morality, we're sure as hell not topping too many other nations. Fair is fair. If WE can have them, then who is to complain when another country wants them also? Look at this place! If I lived somewhere else and thought I could be in threat of...
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Re: Iran's Nuclear Aspirations

MBM ·
Agreed, but rightly or wrongly, if the existing nuclear/world powers decided to exert pressure against Iran - up to and including military force - then they could prevent them from obtaining nuclear weapons. The interesting thing, I bet that Israel is the primary force pushing the U.S. against Iran.
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Re: Iran's Nuclear Aspirations

SistahSouljah ·
If it comes down to it, they'll give the excuse that they had no other choice but to stop Iran from threating the rest of the world, and I'll call it bullshit. Israel is buddy buddy with the US, so that wouldn't suprise me at all. I bet they'd be happy to see all the rest of the Middle Eastern countries wiped away with a clean cloth. I mean look at it, look what's been going on...they're just going down the line and taking them out one by one.
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Re: The Lower Economic Peoiple did not hold up their end of the deal..

Faheem ·
Ok Renaldo, I always suspected you suffered from a short attention span but I am convinced of this now. You asked damn near the same question in the thread I started about taking a deeper look at looting and I answered the question in that threads but due to your short attention span and your inability to remember what you have been told I will repeat what I wrote in hopes that by hearing something over again you will understand it or at least remember your question has been answered. You...
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Re: I Still Remember 9/11/2001

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
You are on it today Fine. The entire War On Terrorism is nothing more than a war on Americans and our civil liberties. I also believe that the $60 billion in funding for the Gulf Coast is nothing more than an attempt to enrich the government contractors on the backs of the Black victims who have died. All Bush had to do was to spend $20 billion to sure up the levee's, making them Cat 5 strong and no Blacks would have died. We are allowing him to get away with all of this right in front of...
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Re: Pat Tillman...

ricardomath ·
Pat Tillman, Our Hero Dave Zirin "I don't believe it," seethed Ann Coulter. Her contempt was directed at a September 25 San Francisco Chronicle story reporting that former NFL star and Army Ranger war hero Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan last year, believed the US war on Iraq was "f***ing illegal" and counted Noam Chomsky among his favorite authors. It must have been quite a moment for Coulter, who upon Tillman's death described him in her inimitably creepy fashion as "an American...
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
American debacle By Zbigniew Brzezinski ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI was national security advisor to President Carter. October 9, 2005 Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and "” much more important "” ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the...
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Re: The mess W Created

Kevin41 ·
By Zbigniew Brzezinski ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI was national security advisor to President Carter. October 9, 2005 Some 60 years ago Arnold Toynbee concluded, in his monumental "Study of History," that the ultimate cause of imperial collapse was "suicidal statecraft." Sadly for George W. Bush's place in history and "” much more important "” ominously for America's future, that adroit phrase increasingly seems applicable to the policies pursued by the United States since the cataclysm of 9/11.
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Re: Conservative Policies

Tannenisis ·
Here are my problems: Except the setup of the police system isn't usually for the benefit of the little man. They are an extention of the War on the Poor. If anything, there should be support for more oversight of police forces. True, but government does serve its purpose. If not for federal government, the Deep Southern States, like Louisianna and South Carolina, would be destitute. These states are usually in the red financially, but federal funds sustain them. Further, government always...
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Re: U.S. Military Deaths Reach 2,000 in Iraq

EbonyRose ·
Iraqi Death Toll Much Higher Than U.S. By JIM KRANE, Associated Press Writer Tue Oct 25, 9:49 PM ET The number of Iraqis who have died violently since the U.S.-led invasion is many times larger than the U.S. military death toll of 2,000 in Iraq. In one sign of the enormity of the Iraqi loss, at least 3,870 were killed in the past six months alone, according to an Associated Press count. One U.S. military spokesman said it is possible the figure for the entire war could be 30,000 Iraqis,...
 
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