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Originally posted by jackinthebox
Either you are deliberately lieing, or you have a terrible memory. The international community was not swallowing the lie that was fed to the American people. That is why we were unable to form a real coalition this time around. Even Hans Blix said there were no WMD's.
Although the Administration refuses to issue an official list of its coalition partners, we have identified 34 that have been cited in press reports as supportive of the U.S. position (see appendix). Bush officials have claimed that this represents strong multilateral support, but it is worth pointing out that these 34 nations represent only about 10 percent of the population of the world’s 197 countries.22 Subtracting the estimated 75 percent of their populations that opinion polls show are not in favor of war, the war supporters in the “Coalition of the Willing” countries make up only about three percent of the world’s population. It is also telling that only Britain has
committed a significant number of troops to the military action.
A closer look at the list reveals that many members of this so-called “Coalition of the Willing” are extremely vulnerable to U.S. pressure, and have likely succumbed because of either military or economic interests.
but it is worth pointing out that these 34 nations represent only about 10 percent of the population of the world’s 197 countries
The media in the U.S. has been known to use the term U.S.-led coalition to describe this force, as around 93% of the troops are from the United States.
The list topped off in mid-2004 at 32 countries; troop strength peaked in November that year at 25,595. The force has since shrunk to 26 countries and 11,755 troops, or about 7 percent of the 175,000-strong multinational force, according to mid-November figures provided by the U.S. military.
Sixteen nations in the coalition, more than half the total, have 100 or fewer troops in Iraq -- five have fewer than 10 people. Latvia has three soldiers deployed in Iraq, Slovakia two, Singapore one.
Hope you didn't wrench your arm out of socket with that reach there, man
I even owned up to the Donahue ratings flap! Never again!
Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by ChadAndrewATS
Without watching those videos, I believe that is the time Colon Powell went ahead and agreed that Iraq was a threat that probably had WMDs?
I recall this because a few years earlier he gave a speech that said Iraq would not be able to produce WMDs for at least a decade (or something along those lines). That Iraq would not be able to pose a threat any time in the near future.
Yesterday, Gen. Colin Powell sent a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) sharply criticizing President Bush’s plan to establish military commissions. Powell wrote, “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism. To redefine Common Article 3 would add to those doubts. Furthermore, it would put our own troops at risk.”
During today’s press conference Bush said that criticism like Powell’s was “flawed logic” and “unacceptable.”
Quoting from WWII for Dummies -"Over 60 million people died in WWII and of those 60 million, more were civilian than soldiers." Pages 363 and 364 give a run down with some numbers but does not offer a breakdown of the total civilian vs. soldier.
The Soviet Union lost the most with 25 million deaths, but only about a third were combat related. (still 8 million)
China's death toll is incomplete but estimates are between 15 and 22 million.
Poland had 6 million deaths including 3 million Jews, roughly 20% of its prewar population.
Germany lost 4 million soldiers and 2 million civilians, many of them women.
Japan had 1.2 million battle deaths and another 1.4 million soldiers listed as missing, almost 1 million civilians were killed in the bombing raids between 1944 and 1945.
Over 1.7 million Yugoslavs and 500,000 Greeks died in the war.
France lost 200,000 soldiers and 400,000 civilians. (France lost almost as many as the US)
Italy lost 330,000 people.
Hungary lost 147,000 men in combat.
Bulgaria lost 19,000 in combat.
Romania lost 73,000 in combat.
Great Britain lost 264,000 soldiers and 60,000 civilians in bombing raids. (So did Great Britain)
The United States lost 292,000 soldiers.
The Dutch lost 10,000 soldiers and 190,000 civilians.
Australia lost 23,000 men in combat.
Canada lost 37,000 soldiers. (Canada didn't even send forces to Iraq)
India lost 24,000 men in battle.
New Zeland lost 10,000.
South Africa lost 6,000.
Originally posted by jetxnet
You are obviously a Liberal who feels no one can do wrong, especially if you sit down and have Hamburger with them. You're the Apologist type that waits for something to happend before coming to a conclusion, and then it is too late, damage done.
Like I said before, we should all knit a big Quilt and display in the streets of DC. Maybe then all this nonsense of men and power trips would stop!