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Professor critical of war loses son in Iraq bombing

There are 6 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 17, 2007, titled Professor critical of war loses son in Iraq bombing. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

BOSTON Andrew Bacevich repeatedly railed against the Iraq war in op-ed columns and interviews, calling it a "catastrophic failure." But the Boston University professor rarely, if ever, said that his son was ...

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Sebring, FL

#1 May 17, 2007
Professor unlike Vietnam, this time we where attacked.
claude Smith

Fort White, FL

#2 May 17, 2007
Old School

Miami, FL

#3 May 17, 2007
fred wrote:
Professor unlike Vietnam, this time we where attacked.
By whom?
Old School

Miami, FL

#4 May 17, 2007

1. The Bush Administration has spent more than $140 billion on a war of choice in Iraq.

Source: American Progress

2. The Bush Administration sent troops into battle without adequate body armor or armored Humvees.

Sources: Fox News, Boston Globe

3. The Bush Administration ignored estimates from Gen. Eric Shinseki that several hundred thousand troops would be required to secure Iraq.

Source: PBS

4. Vice President Cheney said Americans "will, in fact, be greeted as liberators" in Iraq.

Source: Washington Post

5. During the Bush Administration's war in Iraq, more than 1,000 US troops have lost their lives and more than 7,000 have been injured.


6. In May 2003, President Bush landed on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit, stood under a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," and triumphantly announced that major combat operations were over in Iraq. Asked if he had any regrets about the stunt, Bush said he would do it all over again.

Source: Yahoo News
Old School

Miami, FL

#5 May 17, 2007
7. Vice President Cheney said that Iraq was "the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault for many years, but most especially on 9/11." The bipartisan 9/11 Commission found that Iraq had no involvement in the 9/11 attacks and no collaborative operational relationship with Al Qaeda.

Source: MSNBC , 9-11 Commission

8. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said that high-strength aluminum tubes acquired by Iraq were "only really suited for nuclear weapons programs," warning "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud." The government's top nuclear scientists had told the Administration the tubes were "too narrow, too heavy, too long" to be of use in developing nuclear weapons and could be used for other purposes.

Source: New York Times

9. The Bush Administration has spent just $1.1 billion of the $18.4 billion Congress approved for Iraqi reconstruction.

Source: USA Today

10. According to the Administration's handpicked weapon's inspector, Charles Duelfer, there is "no evidence that Hussein had passed illicit weapons material to al Qaeda or other terrorist organizations, or had any intent to do so." After the release of the report, Bush continued to insist, "There was a risk--a real risk--that Saddam Hussein would pass weapons, or materials, or information to terrorist networks."

Sources: New York Times, White House news release

11. According to Duelfer, the UN inspections regime put an "economic strangle hold" on Hussein that prevented him from developing a WMD program for more than twelve years.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Erin Liu

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 19, 2007
Old School wrote:
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By whom?
We (the USA) were attacked by Islamic radicals - this was a religious attack on the USA (because of the USA's military, cultural & financial power), not an attack by a single nation. But it was financed & assisted by Saddam Hussein (Iraq) with whatever he could use that would benefit him. This is why it is in most Isamic people's best interest to take a stand against the extremists. Otherwise, the rest of the world is left to assume that all Islamic people are this hostile & bear ill will towards EVERYONE who is not Islamic

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