Because there is a thread listing the "Good things that are happening
in Iraq" I figured a thread listing the bad things should also be started.
Especially since if you go to that thread and try to point something out
that just happensto be bad you get flamed.
So I ask that only bad things be posted here only.
I also want to say that I am not anti-american, I am not a republican,
democrat or liberal either. I am a human being that cares about other
human beings regardless of race or what country they come from. I
support our troops and wish that not one more die or have to kill. On
that note, lets get started.
There are a total of 1,886 US troop casualities, not including coalition
troops. 1,747 troop deaths since the president declared "Mission Accomplished"
Source #1, Source #2
14,265 troops wounded in Iraq Source
According to Iraq Body Count
there are between 24,712 and 27,963
civilians killed. This is a little harder to research though. I have found
many different numbers out there. I listed Iraq Body Count because I
know that they have been keeping tabs since day one of this war.
Another Site is stating that between 5,000 and 10,000 civilians killed.
It really does not matter which one is correct, they both are
extensive and these numbers make this the deadliest war for
non-combatents the US has waged since vietnam.
Roughly 40% of the troops in Iraq are National Guard(N.G.) and reservist instead of defending the homeland.
40% of Mississippi's N.G. are stationed in Iraq as well as 35% of Louisiana's
N.G. Although according to officials this has not hampered the relief effort
in those states. I think that's a bunch of B.S. though.
No weapons of mass destruction have been found. Source
This is more of a personel observation so there will be no source. The
united states has not been so ununited (for lack of a better word) since
the American Civil War.
There are plenty more reasons that I want to post, but I need to find my
sources first. I also ask anybody that posts to please make sure you
post your source so we can keep the list legit.
Also, I do NOT
intend for this list to be an America bashing fest. I am American
and I love this country. Although I will never align myself with 80%
of the people in this country. I do not mind if you bash Bush, just make
sure it has to do with bad things in Iraq.
Edit: Re-worded issue four.
Clarification: Only bad things since the current war started. And please remember to add sources. Thanks.
[edit on 14-9-2005 by jmilici]