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Bush Hiding casualty lists

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rudder

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Reporters must specifically ask for those tallies. So far, 1,007 U.S. military personnel have been wounded since March 19 when U.S. troops crossed the border into Iraq, said Lt. Ryan Fitzgerald from Central Command

So the numbers are readily available. Who is hiding what?
 

Lonyo

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Originally posted by: rudder
Reporters must specifically ask for those tallies. So far, 1,007 U.S. military personnel have been wounded since March 19 when U.S. troops crossed the border into Iraq, said Lt. Ryan Fitzgerald from Central Command

So the numbers are readily available. Who is hiding what?
"I know of no other war in which WIAs have not been listed among the casualties," said Robert Voyles, director of the Fort Douglas Museum. "I have no idea why this conflict would be any different."
Selective reading?
I suppose if it's freely available, it's fine, even if people might not know that its freely available, thus it might as well not be available.

Why change things for this war? Why not list them, as they have been listed in every other war, or is there an ulterior motive?
 

tnitsuj

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If you are in the Washington area, right around 1730 EST each day a C-17 lands at Andrews with the days casualties via Germany. You will then see the buses and ambulances leaving for Walter Reed and Bethesda traveling down 495 under escort. Pretty good reminder of the casualties.
 

jpeyton

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Quite simply, you can't hide deaths.

But if you can keep the American people ignorant that over one thousand of their children were wounded during service in Iraq, you'll keep your job approval ratings up (or make them decline slower, as in Bush's case).
 

PatboyX

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there really should be a rule about how many times clinton can be brought up to defend bush in the course of a day. he must get tired being dragged out for a simple comparison every 10 minutes.
clintons past does not change our present: someone is fiddling with the numbers in order to (once again) manipulate the american people.
 

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