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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

God I love these crackpot letters

R. Owen Barnes writes in Bush took the bait, October 18, 2005
I wonder how many of the 100,000 young Iraqi men we killed really wanted to be in Saddam's army? Were they drafted? What other opportunities did they have? Did they have parents.
First it was 100,000 citizens, women and children, now it is “100,000 young Iraqi men” that were killed by Bush. No information on the source of the information. The rabid left hate Bush and when they writes letters to the editor without providing shred of evidence backing their rants, we get some great insight in the size of their brain and the power of their arguments.

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Blogger Frederic Christie said...

I'm not quite sure about the numbers here, but if you add up both the Gulf War (where we bulldozed innocent soldiers), the intermediate years, and the new invasion, it might be 100,000 soldiers, yes. But if there's an error here, good work correcting it, now the conservatives on the Union are 1-100!

"The size of their brain", eh? And the fundamental argument does remain the same: we killed innocent people. Your "arguments" are masterful at obfuscating and apologizing for those facts, like your lovely "rebuttal" of the Lancet report: oh no, now it's only 26,661-30,018 deaths! Well, now I can feel just warm and peachy about all those deaths from an illegal colonial war!

And you ask for sourcing from letters to the Union, with 200 words? I seem to remember that, when I cited sources, you didn't much like it (nor rebutted my letter here), and a long letter about the propositions had no sources either. Remarkably inconsistent concern for accuracy here.

Tue Oct 18, 06:42:00 PM PDT  

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