The number of US soldiers killed in August

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Sat, Aug 28, 2004, 4:32 pm  //  John Servais

has passed July and June already. It may become the 5th-highest month total of the 18-month-old war. At the current rate of killing, we will reach 1,000 by mid September.

This doesn't count the multiple number of that - 6,400 - who are wounded and will spend the rest of their lives with disabilities and scars and pain and anger and mental problems. Mental and emotional problems? We can't even count those. Tens of thousands. Wrecked families? Thousands. Just numbers to those who - having avoided service or Vietnam themselves - send our kids into the killing fields. In a country that literally is on the other side of the world.

Unverified. We are building at least 14 permanent military bases in Iraq. The official name is "enduring bases". Halliburton has the contract. We intend to stay. And hammer the rest of the Mid East into becoming our "friends". Do a Google search.

Those photos of the 205th MI that I link to on Aug 26? They are being "updated" as I watch this morning. Pages disappear and reappear as new pages. However, they are using Aug 26 as the update date - not Aug 28, which is today. The original photos had been there since Sept. 23, 2003. Now some have been removed and others put in their place. Maybe after the photo pages have been sanitized the links will go back up. Probably just destroying photos that could be evidence in court martial trials or war crimes trials. As I finish posting this, at 7:48am, all eight pages of photos have been taken off line.

9:24am - They forgot page 6 - with links to the other deleted pages.

9:28am - Page 6 deleted. Here is one of the photos from page 6. Captain Caldwell is stirring something that is burning in a half barrel. They call it "poo" on photos now deleted from the website. What is this poo that calls for an officer to burn?

Related Links:

-> Iraq Coalition Casualty Count
-> 'Poo' in a barrel photo
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The number of US soldiers killed in August

Sat, Aug 28, 2004, 4:32 pm  //  John Servais

has passed July and June already. It may become the 5th-highest month total of the 18-month-old war. At the current rate of killing, we will reach 1,000 by…

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Ads lie

Fri, Aug 27, 2004, 4:42 pm  //  John Servais

How did Bush get in the National Guard and avoid Vietnam?

Let the truth prevail. What is wrong with the Swift Boat ads that trash Kerry's Vietnam record? Is…

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Village Books

In historic Fairhaven. Take Exit 250 from I-5.

The military sure likes to cover up information

Thu, Aug 26, 2004, 4:49 pm  //  John Servais

Make it disappear. Never happened. The 205th Military Brigade - the outfit running the Abu Ghraib prison - has deleted the links to pages with photos of their…

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Bill Mize is turning over in his grave

Wed, Aug 25, 2004, 5:06 pm  //  John Servais

This morning the Rome Grange canceled the Motor Boats Off issue from their agenda at this evening's Bill Mize Forum. Why? Threats and demands from the motor-boating community.…

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Let truth prevail

Mon, Aug 23, 2004, 5:09 pm  //  John Servais

The military records of Kerry and Bush are relevant. Both sides have spent millions because they think the American voters care. We are in a war and personal…

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Rove is behind the Kerry attack ads

Sun, Aug 22, 2004, 5:13 pm  //  John Servais

The Bush campaign machine's smear of Kerry's service record is beginning to backfire. Soon, when attention is turned to Bush's record, watch the Republicans scream foul. None screamed…

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Once, only Democrats or wimpy liberals would do it

Thu, Aug 19, 2004, 5:18 pm  //  John Servais

Bush ads are trashing a Vietnam veteran's record. The trashing of Vietnam veterans is supposedly the realm of war-hating hippies and liberals. Republicans have expressed their disdain about…

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Saying Bush is for democracy is like . . .

Mon, Aug 16, 2004, 5:22 pm  //  John Servais

So - will the Bush government now seek a violent way to overthrow Chavez as president of Venezuela now that he has easily survived the recall referendum? Our…

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The best comment yet on the movie

Sun, Aug 15, 2004, 5:25 pm  //  John Servais

Fahrenheit 911, in my opinion. Dan Carpenter of the Indianapolis Star puts the movie into perspective.

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Anyone want to step forward?

Mon, Aug 02, 2004, 5:33 pm  //  John Servais

The Mercury Study by the U.S. Geological Survey has been released. It is available as a PDF file download at:

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