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July troop deaths may be lowest of the war...

Petraeus: Level of violence in Iraq tapers toward 'normal' - USATODAY.com

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60 people blown up yesterday by female suicide bombers. This morning, Turkey attacked Iraq with war planes.

Turkey: Strikes hit Kurd guerrillas in Iraq - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

If this is "normal" I've got ocean front property in Afghanistan I'd like to sell you.

Iraq will ebb and flow as long as we are there. When we leave, it will stop.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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One event does not a trend, make. Unless all you do is look for one kind of event.
Only one event matters most - Violent death toll (regardless of military or civilians).

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Only one event matters most - Violent death toll (regardless of military or civilians).
40,000 people die of non-violent road death in the USA every year or about 200,000 since 2003. We have state troopers patrolling and dying in our service and it doesn't help. Let's stop the carnage and call our state troopers home. We could save the money and spend it on better hospitals.

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40,000 people die of non-violent road death in the USA every year or about 200,000 since 2003. We have state troopers patrolling and dying in our service and it doesn't help. Let's stop the carnage and call our state troopers home. We could save the money and spend it on better hospitals.

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^Pointless, at that.
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^Pointless, at that.
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40,000 people die of non-violent road death in the USA every year or about 200,000 since 2003. We have state troopers patrolling and dying in our service and it doesn't help. Let's stop the carnage and call our state troopers home. We could save the money and spend it on better hospitals.

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Different death. Road kill are strictly voluntary. You act stupid, you pay the price. So you gonna call the doctors and nurses home because sick people are dying everyday?

Violent death; you go shopping in the market and someone set a bomb off. You die. Not volunteer.

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Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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