Wonderful. Violence in Iraq is tenfold worse!

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  1. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently the military and intelligence officials have been misleading the public. I'm shocked!

    :eek:

    According to the Iraq Study Group, on a day when the US reported 93 acts of attack/serious violence, there were actually 1,100. How is that possible you ask? You simply change the criteria for a violent act or an attack. An attack never happened if there were not casualties.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_iraq_violence_figures
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    It's much more cynical than that: the attack did not happen unless there were US military casualties. Brown civilians and military alike do not count. Nor do "contractors".
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Tony Bliar was on TV this morning spouting how we had to continue the job as there was no alternative to not continuing. When's he going to get it? That country has, thanks to his actions, descended into complete anarchy. Nobody short of Allah Himself can stop the bloodshed now.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I approve of your Freudian slip. :cool:
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's the man's name, is it not? :p
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    Maybe Al-Sadr should resort to peaceful means to express his agenda. :O
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    Like Bush does you mean?
     
  9. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Oh, i forgot to blame Bush for Al-Sadr, iraqi/iraqi violence, suicide bombers, and sectarian strife, sorry.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    Yes you did, didn't you? Surely you remember how there was very little of any of that going on before Bush decided to invade.
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    Al-Sadr didn't open Pandora's Box, he just came out of it.
     
  12. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    During the Vietnam was, CBS charged that Gen. Westmoreland deliberately underreported the strength and numbers of the enemy, in order to keep the war "palatable" at home. Westmoreland sued but never proved the CBS report wrong.

    History repeats itself.
     
  13. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    It's relatively simple.
    Our country enjoys the art of decimation which is a tenfold decrease of people.
    However, cooking the books, we cut the numbers by 10.

    So basically why aren't we going by the binary system? That way we can divide only by 2.

    Not easy but our own statistics for delectability.
     
  14. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Well, the US did kick over the regime that held the whole thing together.

    Here's a new word for you. Catalyst.
     
  15. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Dont forget the insurgent, and what do you call an Iraqi who wants to kill Americans for destroying their country for the missing WMDs? what do you call that?

    Bush is guilty,as Guilty as Saddam.
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    Thank you for your constructive contribution.
     
  17. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    I have nothing more to add. Saddam being evil doesn't make Bush a saint.
     
  18. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Bush is responsible for the lawlessness and chaos in Iraq. He's an unqualified failure. That anyone still defends his ineptitude astounds me.
     
  19. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I dont see how that wiki article supports your point.
     
  20. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Al-Sadr had no power before Bush went into Iraq.

    I fail to see how reality supports your point. Oh, wait, did you even have one?
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  21. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Ok, so he didnt have power before. Now he does. How does he use his power?
    When does it (violence and murder) stop being Bushs fault and start being his fault?
     
  22. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Since it's still going on and both are responsible, I'd say they're both at fault. No need for any starting or stopping.
     
  23. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Need I whip up your Latin again in shape?

    Deci- = ten
    mate = to do away with

    Ah, example: Bush does decimation about 4,700-fold of the troops + civilians. Decimation. http://www.icasualties.org/oif/
     
  24. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    When Standard Oil stops stuffing those envelopes with the good ole greenbacks.
     
  25. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    They're parallel structures. The US invasion of Iraq gave Sadr an opportunity, which he seized and has used to do horrible things in his run for power. Bush doesn't get to abrogate his responsibility for causing the situation just as Sadr can't point his finger at Bush and proclaim that the Great Satan made him do it.
    Bush took a bad idea and through absolute ineptitude managed to create a monstrous disaster and that stink should follow him to his grave.
     

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