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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Iraq: Why do newscasters only talk about the number of Americans who have died?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Why do we never discuss this aspect of the war? From:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In U.S. War On Iraq - 1,189,173


It seems as though newscasters are loathe to discuss the actual number of Iraqis killed since the beginning of our glorious military adventure. It isn’t just the almost 4,000 officially acknowledged American dead that we should remember, but the over one million men, women and children who have lost their lives since this senseless war began.

How nice it would be to see Charlie Gibson talk about that number one night.

Any night at all, Charlie.

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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law it it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics. - Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction writer

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Hail and farewwell, Arthur C. Clarke


Throughout my Junior High and High School years, no matter where we lived, or what emotional upheavals I was going through, I had a small group of close friends to keep me company - friends like Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Isaac Asimov. They wrote of better tomorrow (most of the time), where people of intellect tried to make a difference.

I’m just really bummed out today, knowing that Clarke is no longer with us. The BBC has a good obituary on this science fiction giant.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2358011.stm

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

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