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Condi on Iraq: "It's not like random bodies are turning up in the streets." Oh, wait... - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-20 21:31
  Subject:   Condi on Iraq: "It's not like random bodies are turning up in the streets." Oh, wait...
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  Tags:  humor, politics, reddit

A young friend recently served fifteen months as a combat infantryman at an isolated patrol base in the nasty farmlands south of Baghdad. One day, he was enjoying a hot meal in the chow hall at a nearby forwarding operating base, when Condoleezza Rice appeared on the TV screen saying that the violence in Iraq hadn’t reached the point at which random bodies were turning up in the streets. The noise of dozens of hungry soldiers eating came to a stop. Some of them exchanged glances, but no one said a word.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/georgepacker/2008/04/a-young-friend.html

Why do our troops in Iraq hate America??
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2008-04-21 03:42 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Last weekend, I saw some shiny-faced 1LT arguing with an anti-war protester on, IIRC, Faux News about how we're bringing down the morale of TEH TROOPZ FIGTHING 4 OUR FREEDUM. I had to leave the room before I started throwing things at that REMF who'd very obviously never seen a day of combat in his life.
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osmium_ocelot
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2008-04-21 13:34 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
So, our esteemed Secretary of State is either terribly uninformed, or just plain lying.

http://uruknet.info/?p=m42700&s1=h1

of particular intrest to the current topic :

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Murder spree continues: two more bodies found dumped in Baghdad streets Wednesday.

In a dispatch posted at 9:15pm Baghdad time Wednesday night, the Yaqen News Agency reported that two more unidentified bodies were found dumped on the streets of Baghdad on Wednesday.

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Murder spree continues: two more torture, murder victims found dumped in Baghdad Tuesday.

In a dispatch posted on its Arabic website at 9:12am Wednesday morning Beijing time (4:12am in Baghdad), the Xinhua News Agency reported that Iraqi government police recovered two unidentified bodies in two neighborhoods of Baghdad on Tuesday.

Xinhua reported a source in the government police as saying that police patrols discovered two unidentified bodies, one in ar-Rusafah in eastern Baghdad, and the other in southwestern Baghdad’s al-Karakh area. Both had been tortured and shot.
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And just in case anybody wants to question that source, here's a tidbit from TIME : http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1725526,00.html

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The militias specialized in the kidnap and gruesome torture of Sunnis; hundreds of mutilated bodies were left in the streets and in garbage dumps. The militias began a year-long campaign of sectarian cleansing in many of Baghdad's mixed neighborhoods, driving out tens of thousands of Sunnis.
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osmium_ocelot
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2008-04-21 13:34 (UTC)
  Subject:   also
the bitch deserves a good cunt punt
http://x022.uploaderx.net/x/cuntpunt.jpg
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