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Military Casualties: Why is the media distorting the truth?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by gene430, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. gene430

    gene430 New Member

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    The media has been bias in its reporting on Iraq from the beginning. The most obvious examples are the way it misrepresents the number of military casualties and the absolute absence of any reports on positive changes in Iraq such as freedom of the people, women's rights, schools and hospitals being rebuilt, etc. etc.

    To see how the media distorts the truth regarding our military casualties go here: http://www.politibyte.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=30

    Osama Bin Laden's strategy is correct....to defeat the U.S. you have to defeat them here in America. His use of the media and the impact of his terrorism efforts have had a huge impact and the media has played along perfectly. It is true, we cannot be defeated in Iraq and the only way we will lose is if we lose in Washington.

    It's like the old saying goes, "Americans love a winner". The large media corporations understand this. Americans were behind the war effort in the beginning. George Bush was elected to a 2nd term based on that fact. The support for the war only began to weaken after months and months of the media's "shark like frenzy" of attacking the administration and our military night after night. Misrepresenting the extent of our war casualties and failing to report any successes is the way they undermine the war effort and lead Americans to believe that we are not winning and are in fact losing in Iraq. This is simply not true.

    Americans do deserve to hear the full complete truth on Iraq, the good and the bad. Freedom of the press only works when the media is not controlled by a handful of people who have their own political agenda. In today's world, it's not the government you have to watch to protect our freedom of the press, it's "the press" themselves.
     
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    Just how many American dead are you for?

    The irony is neo-cons love (as above) to SCREAM... Bin Laden, Bin Laden... but Bin Laden had nothing to do with Iraq and Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11.

    It's all a big Bush Nation Building lie. He suckered us in and now like General Custer he won't let the troops withdraw.

    Americans now have the puzzle put together. The election in 08 will be the referendum. We will see if elephants are an endangered species in November.

    Many military families want you to pull up these sites... please do. I've been to their meetings. These are good, caring and patriotic people.


    http://www.mfso.org/

    http://www.gsfso.org/
     
  3. heyjude

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    The media is not anti-war. They have been carrying the Bushies water since the war began. Do they report the rapes? The outright murders? Tell you every day how many Iraqis have been killed because of our occupation? The only reason they report the opposition to the war at all is because it is too big to ignore.
     
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    Not only that but what has completely been under reported by that evil Liberal Media :) is the fact that many "MANY" of the soldiers living now with serious wounds but not dieing would have been deaths in any other conflict up 'till now.

    The advanced and better equipped medical units and the new body armor are keeping the death toll artificially low if you're trying to compare. Deaths would probably be double without these advancements even if you just went back to Vietnam days.

    So they're not dead... just all messed up. :mad:

    BRING 'EM HOME!
     
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    Some are finding their way out......while The Chickenhawks fiddle.

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    "I've been to war. I've raised twins. If I had a choice, I'd rather go to war." —George W. Bush, Charleston, West Virginia, Jan. 27, 2002
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    Why does the Media only report the 4000 Dead Americans, the tens of thousands of American wounded....the Hundreds of Thousands of Dead Iraqi's.....why don't they go and cover the new school that opened....( maybe due to if they try to get there they may die? )
     
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