Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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Couldn't possible be happening in Iraq, too. Coul dit?
Behind the Numbers
NATO and the government of Afghanistan say civilian casualty figures that follow coalition action are often exaggerated or fabricated.
The BBC reports officials say this is done by insurgents trying to put public pressure on the U.S. and its allies. They say coalition operations are often followed by false reports of as many as 200 civilian deaths.
One Afghan general says the Taliban regularly forces villagers to phone media outlets with inflated figures ‚ÄĒ under threat of beheading if they do not comply.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama