Tuesday, September 07, 2004

US Death Toll in Iraq Hits 1,000

I don't know what to say, as I write this the death count has already gone to 1002. The invasion of Iraq was wrong; there never was an imminent threat to the United States. The evidence of the Administrations lies is finally coming out in the mainstream media. But, it's too late those 1002 Americans; they were sent to their deaths by a cold, callous, immoral Administration. Bush and his friends are just as responsible for these death as if they had personally pulled the trigger.

A Tragic Milestone in Iraq
As the number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq passed 1,000 today, John Kerry issued the following statement:

“Today marks a tragic milestone in the war in Iraq. More than one thousand of America’s sons and daughters have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our nation honors their service and joins with their families and loved ones in mourning their loss. We must never forget the price they have paid. And we must meet our sacred obligation to all our troops to do all we can to make the right decisions in Iraq so that we can bring them home as soon as possible.”

Statement from John Kerry on Iraq
“George W. Bush wishes he and I had the same position on Iraq but wishing doesn’t make it so. I have said repeatedly that when it comes to Iraq, I wouldn’t have done just one thing differently, I would have done almost everything differently. George Bush’s wrongheaded, go-it-alone Iraq policy has created a quagmire, costing us $200 billion and counting. As a result, George Bush is shortchanging America on everything from education to health care to job creation – making it more difficult to meet our needs here at home.”

US Death Toll in Iraq Hits 1,000
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. death toll in Iraq on Tuesday reached 1,000 nearly 18 months after American-led forces invaded the country to topple the government of former President Saddam Hussein, the White House said.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the latest Pentagon figures showed that 997 American troops and three civilian employees of the Defense Department had been killed in Iraq. A defense official confirmed the milestone toll.

The rising death toll includes more than a dozen U.S. troops killed in fighting and attacks by insurgents since Friday. Nearly 7,000 American troops have also been wounded since the invasion. .... Source:

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