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Brazil simply outlaws death while here at home Bush redefines it to suit his purposes
It took me a while to understand this. It came up over dinner tonite. I was talking about how Bush recently claimed that only 30K civilians died in Iraq as a result of the war and how that compares to estimates I've heard that the actual civilian death toll is closer to 100k.

My friends revealed to me something I had not previously understood. That is that the estimate of how many of our soldiers who died in Iraq is also being misrepresented. A few weeks ago when we were told the 2000th soldier had died as a result of the war, that actual figure is 3 to 4 times as high!

You see it is a "shell game". Officially soldiers don't die in Iraq if we can remove them from the country fast enough. If they die in the air on the way to a hospital in another country, then they did not die in Iraq, understand?

Also it appears that any of our soldiers who die as a result of other unsafe conditions in Iraq that don't directly involve explosives are not longer considered war related injuries or deaths.

This link will give you all the answers you need if you really want to know, but here is my breakdown.

It appears that between 15,000 and 50,000 of our soldiers sent to Iraq have been wounded not all resulted in death. Of these about 7500 died from their injuries either immediately or as a direct result of their injuries. Of those only a few more than 2200 actually died while still inside the borders of Iraq, the only ones Bush will acknowledge. I find it amazing that as much as I try to be alert to Bush nonsense that I would miss a scam this big.

Here are a few very educational links I hope you will find enlightening. The first one is the one with the really useful figures and the rest explain how the terms of death have been altered to protect the president.

http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/

http://www.counterpunch.org/goff08012003.html

http://www.morphizm.com/observations/means/means_bodies.html

http://tbrnews.org/Archives/a1654.htm

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theweary From: theweary Date: December 14th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
this makes sense tho! I was thinking along these lines a couple weeks ago, the last time I could coherantly think about things, and it kept bothering me that there surely had to be soldiers being shipped out of the country of Iraq before they died to lower the actual casualty rate when I keep hearing on my local news about local enlisted soldiers dying. Well, now, this makes much more sense and does mean I was on the right track in my thinking.
Just how far does this whole mess have to go before it ends? my gosh.
fixx From: fixx Date: December 14th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
may I copy your icon?
theweary From: theweary Date: December 22nd, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
sure, please do.
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