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October U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Passes 100

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Posted on Oct 30, 2006

AP via USA Today:

The American death toll for October climbed past 100, a grim milestone as a White House envoy turned up unexpectedly in Baghdad on Monday following a rough patch in U.S.-Iraqi ties. At least 81 people were killed across Iraq, including 33 in a bombing targeting workers.

A member of the 89th Military Police Brigade was killed in east Baghdad on Monday, and a Marine died in fighting in insurgent-plagued Anbar province the day before, raising to 101 the number of U.S. service members killed in a bloody October, the fourth deadliest month of the war. At least 2,814 American forces have died since the war began in March 2003.

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By Scott Lewis, November 2, 2006 at 5:41 pm Link to this comment
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You made many excellent points Scorpio.  I am deeply humbled and ashamed of my weak and inferior arguments.  Thank you for reminding me of my honor.  Yours is certainly the superior intellect.
Should I even bother to tell you that the only people who think katana’s were used for seppuku are suburban nerds who spend days on end in Mommy’s basement drawing dragons and dreaming about when they will be able to get a real samurai sword.  The proper blade for seppuku is the wakizashi, idiot.  When attempting to insult people you should at least try to not make yourself look stupid.  I suppose that’s pretty hard for you.
Why didn’t you respond to my crack about joining the army?  You talk tough enough.  They might even let you take your toy sword with you.  I can just picture you in your bunk, masturbating like a chimpanzee at the thought of penetrating some Iraqi soldier.  With your sword of course.  You are not a homosexual!  Just to prove it maybe your army leader would let you kill all the gays you catch.  But you would have to show that they were gay.  How would you do that I wonder?

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By Scorpion Dreaming, November 1, 2006 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment
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Poor Scott can’t escape the fact that he’s a pitiful excuse for a human being, weak and inferior in every way.  You can see that in the many erroneous conclusions he jumps to in every post he makes.  If he had any honor left he’d shove a katana through his midsection to atone for the overwhelming shame of being him.

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By Scott Lewis, October 31, 2006 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment
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Mr. Dreaming, if you think another rah,rah,rah red white and blue chickenhawk is going to scare me with implied threats and empty promises you just might be stupid enough for the US Army.  You should spend more time fighting for this just and noble cause and less time trying to show your betters how tough you are.  Fine, you’re a big cool stud who loves killing.  You just don’t have what it takes to actually do it yourself.  So finish that case of budweiser, slap all your buddies on the back, and brag about how you wish you could go kill some ‘raqi’s.  Just don’t let all the manly back-slapping get to you.  The last thing the Republicans need is another self-hating homosexual.

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By Scorpion Dreaming, October 31, 2006 at 3:31 pm Link to this comment
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Hey Scott, thanks for showing us the type of people who vote for Democrats.  This nice little quote will be all over the internet before the day is out.

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By Mike Muscato, October 31, 2006 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment
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I think you need to crawl back under whatever rock you’ve been hiding under. Considering most of these guys have had their tours extended under the stop-loss program, it’s ludicrous to claim that they “voluntarily opted to remain a target.” There are lots of reasons folks join the military, and the notion that they are “retarded” is weak, insulting and vile. And if those “who opposed the new American policy of unprovoked attacks” consider it a win-win when an American soldier is killed, then perhaps those right-wing nuts are correct in labelling certain folks as America haters. It’s a tragedy when any Iraqi or American is killed because of the insane policies of our Fuhrer-in-Chief. But to then label those who are sent into this mess because of his orders, as retards and deserving of death is despicable and beneath contempt. The vast majority of men and women in the U.S. military are good, decent and honorable people. Just because they have been used as an instrument of a policy that both you and I disagree with should not open them up to this sort of slander.

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By Scott Lewis, October 31, 2006 at 12:03 am Link to this comment
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I bet 99 of those 100 retards voted for George Bush in the last election.  Why should I feel anything over the death of someone who voluntarily opted to remain a target?  The death of every American solier is a win-win for those of us who oppose the new American policy of unprovoked attacks and interminable occupations of powerless nations.  Once enough of our soldiers have died we can bring the rest home, and hopefully they died before they could reproduce.  Stupidity breeds stupidity.  It is said that the ability to blindly follow leaders comes from the the oldest and least evolved (read reptilian) part of the brain.  Perhaps George Bush is doing Darwin’s work!  Sacrificing the proles so the alphas can have a little extra bourbon in the mint julep is probably a noble cause where he’s from.  Here’s to 200 in November!

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