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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:02 PM
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Spc Donica died on Thurdsay according to abc news
Last night I caught the beginning of abc nightly news and the
newsman reported that the 3000th soldier to die in Bush's lie-
was killed sometime on Thursday. We, the public were informed
4 days later! Did anyone else catch this?

If this is true the military and Bush administration purposely withheld
this information until late afternoon New Years Eve when they
knew most people would be reveling, partying, at family gatherings,
and this news would fly deep under the radar.


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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:05 PM
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1. Bernie Ward was saying 3003 had died
and that was yesterday morning on "God Talk".

Lies, lies, lies and more lies.

How many have died? HOW MANY?!!! :mad:

:dem: :kick:

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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:06 PM
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2. It's likely to be a far more mundane reason.
For one thing, it's disrespectful to release the names of the dead if they have not yet made contact with the next of kin. Nobody wants to watch CNN and find out their son is dead before they're informed by the military that their son is indeed dead.
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Counciltucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:08 PM
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3. Typical Bush Admin move.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:09 PM
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4. I do think they have a duty to inform the family first.
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:11 PM
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5. It takes 4 days to notify NOK?
That would piss me off!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:15 PM
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7. I think 4 days is about standard. Remember they send people to the house
they don't call.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:12 PM
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6. They held back for family notification and next of kin
they are usally a little better about it, but that is why they held the name back
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:16 PM
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8. Waited until they hanged Saddam.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 01:18 PM by The_Casual_Observer
Softened the blow.

They have the ability to notify families within hours& do so routinely . That's no excuse.
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:20 PM
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9. I'm thinking more a news dump
the timing was just too coincidental, again.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:20 PM
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10. Spec. Donica was another trooper out of Ft. Richardson
here in Anchorage. That makes 11 deaths from there this month. So very sad.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:31 PM
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11. 3,000 dead is a major milestone in the toll our military and country has taken.
It was certainly possible to release the fact of his death, and include "name withheld pending notification of kin."

Of course, releasing this very agitating news would have tarnished bush's little speech about the hanging of Saddam as a "milestone." That, and the news dump factor, are the reasons it was withheld, IMHO.
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PuraVidaDreamin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:44 PM
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12. I concur
They will use every last little dirty trick in the book-
They are going down, and they know ito-
caged animals can be the most dangerous.

I only fear they are so deperate that we haven't
seen anything yet.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 01:49 PM
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13. Local soldier dies in Iraq;............Florida
Local soldier dies in Iraq; U.S. deaths reach 3,000
Monday, January 1, 2007 8:54


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(CNN) -- The U.S. military on Sunday announced its 3,000th fatality from the Iraq war.

The identity of the 3,000th military death could not be precisely determined as the exact times of deaths late last week were not immediately available.

A Bay area solider, 28-year-old Sgt. Christopher Messer, died Dec. 27 in Baghdad. The St. Petersburg soldier was wounded when an roadside bomb detonated near him while on patrol. A soldier from Texas also died in the explosion.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/1/1/211505.html?title=Local+soldier+dies+in+Iraq;+U.S.+deaths+reach+3,000


* I hope he rots in HELL!!!!!
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