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(LA Times)   Record 1,398 civilians killed in Baghdad in May, with the start of season not due until August   (latimes.com) divider line 404
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2006-06-06 10:29:56 AM
It's still safer than DC, right? Surely a congressman wouldn't mislead me.
 
2006-06-06 10:31:59 AM
1,398 Iraqi civilians against the wall,
1,398 civilians against the wall,
Take one down,
Parade it around,
1,399 Iraqi civilians against the wall.
 
2006-06-06 10:34:02 AM
From TFA: "The count doesn't include soldiers or civilian victims of explosions."

What would that bring the number to? Nearly as dangerous as Baltimore?

Spin those numbers, freepers! Spin them like your sanity depends on it!
 
2006-06-06 10:37:38 AM
They haven't shown up yet?
Then I'll do it.
That's about the same as your average American city.
B b bbbbut Clinton . .
 
2006-06-06 10:39:15 AM
"All of these things are prohibited or you will face death," the note said, listing women driving and going out with uncovered hair. The pamphlet also listed the wearing of T-shirts, shorts, jeans, gold chains and goatees.

Damn, those are some homely women and they dress like Italian American men. We should air drop a few hundred Lady Bics to tackle that facial hair and a few hundred copies of Vogue on that place.
 
2006-06-06 10:47:17 AM
There was a chart in today's Independent (British Broadsheet paper) that showed the number of insurgent attacks by month for the last couple of years. It shows a distinct and fairly constant rise.

/Looked for fig, but the Indy is subscription only
 
2006-06-06 10:52:10 AM
I laughed at the headline.

Fnord: It's still safer than DC, right? Surely a congressman wouldn't mislead me.

Imagine if we were not there! We would be fighting the Iraqi army in the streets of DC!
 
2006-06-06 11:00:23 AM
Pelagius: From TFA: "The count doesn't include soldiers or civilian victims of explosions."

What would that bring the number to? Nearly as dangerous as Baltimore?

Spin those numbers, freepers! Spin them like your sanity depends on it!



Hey we have dropped below 300 killings a year. *sniff*
 
2006-06-06 11:00:47 AM
I personally liked the Sunday's Doonesbury. Last sunday's too.
 
2006-06-06 11:03:40 AM
maudibjr That's just because of all the DC yuppies moving up there, keepin' the peace. We're badass muthafarkers - just ask any Iowa congressman.
 
2006-06-06 11:06:03 AM
maudibjr: Hey we have dropped below 300 killings a year. *sniff*

Everyone else is too busy being treated for syphilis?
 
2006-06-06 11:06:16 AM
Well, that's certainly turning a corner.
 
2006-06-06 11:10:37 AM
Pelagius: maudibjr That's just because of all the DC yuppies moving up there, keepin' the peace. We're badass muthafarkers - just ask any Iowa congressman.


I'll give you that, DC yuppies are fueling the amazing skyscraper condo boom in Baltimore. Baltimore has even gained population for the first time in 40 years.
 
2006-06-06 11:39:57 AM
Mission Accomplished, right, Mr. President!

/You're doing a heckuva job, Bushie!
 
2006-06-06 11:39:58 AM
"last throes", ehh?

Freedom is on the march.


We've turned a corner.
 
2006-06-06 11:40:01 AM
www.twainquotes.com
 
2006-06-06 11:40:15 AM
must feel good to be liberated.
 
2006-06-06 11:42:01 AM
Good thing they're worthless sub-humans who no one cares about...

/sarc
 
2006-06-06 11:42:11 AM
Cue the people who will say this is liberal media sensationalism and that our troops are over there doing God's work.
 
2006-06-06 11:42:21 AM
Muslim is as Muslim does...

Did anyone really think we could civilize these folks?
 
2006-06-06 11:42:44 AM
Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation.
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/
 
2006-06-06 11:45:22 AM
ericjohnson0: Did anyone really think we could civilize these folks?

Yes, how uncivilized of them to jump in front of our bullets! Well, that's what happens when white folk try to help dark-skinned peoples!

(Um, you were joking, right?)
 
2006-06-06 11:45:37 AM
ericjohnson0

Muslim is as Muslim does...

Did anyone really think we could civilize these folks?


If anyone could enlighten them, you could.
 
2006-06-06 11:45:41 AM
get our troops the hell out and let them kill each other off.
We can go back in a couple of years to an empty landscape and
have oil for everybody. Yah!
 
2006-06-06 11:46:51 AM
Pelagius

I just quickly compared Baltimore's murder rate to Badghdad - for every person murdered in Baltimore, 60 people are murdered in Baghdad (based on the most recent averages). Growing up in Baltimore, that blows my mind.
 
2006-06-06 11:47:10 AM
ERICJOHNSON-Civility has nothing to do with it. I think the last time the US was occupied by another nation we didnt take too kindly to it. And when part of our nation didn't agree with the other part they sat down and had a nice, leveled conversational debate over the merits of their particular views?

Man is an ugly, ugly beast.
 
2006-06-06 11:47:13 AM
img.photobucket.com

But he got to vote first, so that makes it OK.

Democracy marches on!
 
2006-06-06 11:47:45 AM
That's farking awful.

Bush and Blair were talking about scaling down troop numbers soon too. It's well beyond time to sack those incompetent jokers. Give them each a shovel and a new job digging fresh holes in Baghdad's graveyards. That'll keep them busy.
 
2006-06-06 11:48:09 AM
"Muslim is as Muslim does...
Did anyone really think we could civilize these folks?"

Because blanket stereotyping of the practitioners of any religion is civilized?

/I blame our troubles in Iraq on the vast Jewish conspiracy.
//Not the one where they try to take all of our money.
///The one where they try to take all of our pineapples.
////Stop the jewish plot for pineapple domination!
 
2006-06-06 11:48:49 AM
ericjohnson0

You suck. Any offense caused is intended.
 
2006-06-06 11:48:57 AM
What'd Darwin say, if he were here today?

"Bring em on back, to Galapagos Bay!"

Cuz the weak are the ones who're killin the strong,

That'll cause MoMo Nature to come out QUITE wrong.
 
2006-06-06 11:48:59 AM
radar.smh.com.au

Last throes....keep repeating it...last throes....catapult the propaganda......last throes.....keep repeating it....
 
2006-06-06 11:49:20 AM
1398? Thats a slow weekend for Saddam
 
2006-06-06 11:49:55 AM
Vetinari: 1398? Thats a slow weekend for Saddam

wrong
 
2006-06-06 11:50:58 AM
Concerning Muslims, fellow Farker Clambam said it better than me:

"Here's mine for you: deep-seated inferiority complex based on the uneasy realization that your people haven't made a single contribution, scientific, artistic, literary, philosophical or cultural, in five hundred years. Basically you people are a pimple on the ass of civilization and no one would give a rat's ass about you if it weren't for all that oil. That really burns, doesn't it? You guys used to be the vice president of the universe and now you're a laughingstock. It all comes down to respect. You haven't earned it and yet you demand it as your due and you'll stamp your little foot, or blow up a building, until you get it. Well, you still don't have our respect. You sure as hell have our attention, though. In the long run you may find yourselves wondering whether it was worth it."
 
2006-06-06 11:52:19 AM
If laughing at that headline is wrong, I don't want to be right.
 
2006-06-06 11:52:40 AM
Holy crap. It seems like Iraq is just going to continue this low-scale civil war of attrition until the Sunnis are eventually driven out completely.

Already a huge portion of the Sunni population is leaving in droves.
 
2006-06-06 11:52:56 AM
Clambam

You even suck in absentia.
 
2006-06-06 11:53:04 AM
That's a lot of virgins
 
2006-06-06 11:53:51 AM
But ours is a good war, a just war, a kinder and gentler war! Surely things would be SO much worse if Saddam was still in charge! If we weren't over there killing the terrorists, then they'd be over here killing US! It's ONLY the NSA's cameras in our bedrooms that keep us safe from the insurgents!

/gotta love the neocons - they're like little kids that still believe in the tooth fairy.
 
2006-06-06 11:54:50 AM
bbcrackmonkey: Holy crap. It seems like Iraq is just going to continue this low-scale civil war of attrition until the Sunnis are eventually driven out completely.

Already a huge portion of the Sunni population is leaving in droves.


Then instead of a secular country we will have another Iran, sweet!
 
2006-06-06 11:55:40 AM
But... but... we're building schools!
 
2006-06-06 11:56:10 AM
...must....not...feed... TROLL.....

*whimper*
 
2006-06-06 11:56:48 AM
Just looked up some numbers...

Murder in Philly, 2004 - 330
Murder in Detroit, 2004 - 384
Murder in entire state of California, 2000 - 2,079
 
2006-06-06 11:57:00 AM
img245.imageshack.us

There is no civil war in Iraq!
 
2006-06-06 11:57:30 AM
Headso: Then instead of a secular country we will have another Iran, sweet!

We're talking about Iraq 10 years down the road from now. For all we know, this whole "Jihadis Gone Wild!" craze may be winding down by then. I doubt it, but it's a possibility. I think Iraq is going to remain in puppet or semi-puppet status of the US for a long time though.
 
2006-06-06 11:58:35 AM
I wish the Bush administration had put half the thought and effort into the planning of this war as they did into selling it. Or as they did into getting elected.

I say we put Saddam back in charge and put Bush on trial.
 
2006-06-06 12:01:06 PM
"INTERESTING" tag? Should have the "SICK" tag.
 
2006-06-06 12:01:38 PM
 
2006-06-06 12:02:47 PM
You think this is fun? Wait until the revolution in Saudi Arabia. Say it with me: the Islamic Republic of Arabia. Now that's a scary thought.
 
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