mikemover-the sequel - 11/9/2004 3:10 AM
lovemyc280 - 11/9/2004 2:14 AM
I should appreciate them defending me from the people who did not attack us on 9-11? Is that what you are saying? Just want to be clear.
Show us your more realistic numbers/sources, please.
There is more to the world than 9-11, bro. Saddam was a threat in the past, should never have been left alive by Bush Sr. back in '91, and made no secret of the fact that he would do America and/or Americans harm whenever the opportunity presented itself. Liberating Iraq from his grip was LONG overdue. I consider it "preventative maintenance". I also see it as "unfinished business", finally finishing the job that Bush Sr. didn't finish after Gulf War.
And for the casualty numbers....
Here's some sources to get you started. It's getting late...I can provide more later.
And on the same subject....
I have a hard time feeling sorry for a lot of these supposedly "civilian" casualties. Is the death of a person or family who is willingly providing shelter/food/supplies/a hiding place to a terrorist or combatant REALLY a "civilian casualty"?
Is a young man who is throwing rocks at passing tanks during a gun battle putting himself in harm's way, or is he just an "innocent civilian"?
Many of these terrorists and insurgents, being the cowards that they are, are hiding in, and basing themslelves out of mosques, schools, hospitals, restaraunts, crowded neighborhoods, and other "civilian" areas. Yet it's OUR fault that these civilians are being put in harm's way?
This issue is not as cut-and-dry as you might think.