<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: How are things going with "Operation Enduring Freedom"?

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

How are things going with "Operation Enduring Freedom"?

Last month the death toll for Iraqi civilians was more than 100 per day.

MORE THAN 100 PER DAY.

Maybe death is what Bush means by "Enduring Freedom."

But not to worry - the insurgency is in its last throes. Mainly because the insurgents are running out of people to kill.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/19/world/middleeast/19iraq.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

4 Comments:

Blogger exigent said...

What really pisses me off when someone mentions the amount of Iraqi civilian casualties is that noone considers what the numbers really mean.

100 Iraqi civilian deaths a day in a country with a population of 27 million people.

to me, is almost the same as:

1000 American civilian deaths a day in our county with 290 million people.

How would you think/react about these numbers if WE were being occupied?

So far, an estimated 40,000 (I believe it' about triple that, but still) Iraqi civilian deaths...

What would we do if we were invaded and . to date, suffered ten times what Iraq has? (since we are tem times bigger than them)

9:49 AM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Good point, Exigent. Of course, if we were invaded, we'd just nuke the invaders...which, of course, would kill even more people (directly and indirectly).

12:05 PM  
Blogger exigent said...

I was only making the point that 100 casualties to them is a lot more significant than 100 casualties to us.

1:47 PM  
Blogger crallspace said...

100 dead a day- now THAT's democracy.

Russia needs to take heed.

12:49 PM  

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