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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Insurgent attacks in the last six months have killed more than 8,000 Iraqi civilians, police and troops, according to Iraq's interior minister.

 

Also, Secretary Rumsfeld says the insurgency could last another '12 years'.

 

 

Iraqi average death toll is now 1333/month x 12 = 15999/year x 12 =191,199 deaths

 

US Service personnel average death toll is now 62/month x 12 = 744/year x 12 = 8928 deaths

 

 

 

I agree with George W. Bush, "it's worth it"

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Why the folks at "1600" never make mistakes and would certainly never lie to the American people, now would they. And they always plan ahead. I'm shocked at the disrespect they seem to be getting lately for doing such a wonderful job.

We can hope that someday the majority of american voters will look further into someones qualifications for the hardest job in the world than how often they attend the correct church on Sunday.

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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already cost taxpayers $314 billion, and the Congressional Budget Office projects additional expenses of perhaps $450 billion over the next 10 years.

 

That could make the combined campaigns, especially the war in Iraq, the most expensive military effort in the last 60 years, causing even some conservative experts to criticize the open-ended commitment to an elusive goal. The concern is that the soaring costs, given little weight before now, could play a growing role in U.S. strategic decisions because of the fiscal impact.

 

"Osama (bin Laden) doesn't have to win; he will just bleed us to death," said Michael Scheuer, a former counterterrorism official at the CIA who led the pursuit of bin Laden and recently retired after writing two books critical of the Clinton and Bush administrations. "He's well on his way to doing it."

 

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a nonpartisan Washington think tank, has estimated that the Korean War cost about $430 billion and the Vietnam War cost about $600 billion, in current dollars. According to the latest estimates, the cost of the war in Iraq could exceed $700 billion.

 

Put simply, critics say, the war is not making the United States safer and is harming U.S. taxpayers by saddling them with an enormous debt burden, since the war is being financed with deficit spending.

 

One of the most vocal Republican critics has been Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, who said the costs of the war -- many multiples greater than what the White House had estimated in 2003 -- are throwing U.S. fiscal priorities out of balance.

 

"It's dangerously irresponsible," Hagel said in February of the war spending.

 

He later told U.S. News & World Report, "The White House is completely disconnected from reality." He added that the apparent lack of solid plans for defeating the insurgency and providing stability in Iraq made it seem "like they're just making it up as they go along."

 

SF Chronicle 07/17/05

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>BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Insurgent attacks in the last six

>months have killed more than 8,000 Iraqi civilians, police and

>troops, according to Iraq's interior minister.

 

 

And how many people have the "insurgents" killed on American soil.

 

Zero.

 

Better there than here.

 

Safely yours,

 

FFF

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>made this nation more vulnerable to a terror attack.

 

I know you're hoping for another terrorist attack (which means people will have to die and be maimed, but let's not focus on that messy little detail) so you can scream about how "IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!!"

 

It must piss the hell out of you that one hasn't occurred on American soil since 9/11.

 

I guess that's Bush's fault too.

 

Drearily yours,

 

FFF

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>I know you're hoping for another terrorist attack (which means

>people will have to die and be maimed, but let's not focus on

>that messy little detail) so you can scream about how "IT'S

>BUSH'S FAULT!!!"

 

That's yet another trite arguement used rather ineffectively by your masters at Fox "News". I pray every day that there will never be another terrorist attack, but this Administration has done nothing to protect us and has increased the likelihood of another one occurring. That's the scary part. Yes, it will be Bush's fault. No question, but I hope to God I never ever have the chance to say that.

 

>It must piss the hell out of you that one hasn't occurred on

>American soil since 9/11.

 

>I guess that's Bush's fault too.

 

Yes, the 9/11 attack was Bush's fault. He ignored the Clinton Administration's warnings and went for one of his now famous 5 week vacations in Crawford in August 0f 2001. What was the name of that pesky little memo: Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States ?

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