Half a million children under the age of 5 died in Iraq and people still vote for this?Submitted by namealreadyinuse on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 17:08
I started a quick conversation about who she would vote for now with the limited choices that are closest to her views
I mentioned I could put a nice shiny RP bumper sticker on her mailbox now.
She just walked away as soon as I mentioned RP like it was a joke to her. I didn't even say anything else about Ron Paul to make her leave
She just said she may as well vote for Obama (a joke) She is really conservative, really what choice is really left for her?
I was given advice from a very smart person.. if it takes more than 20 minutes for someone to at least listen, move on until you find one that is more open minded.
Then continue this way to find the next person who will talk to you.
1 out of 20 seems to be pretty accurate for me, and that's just to get someone to even listen.
Many people like this are a waste of your valuable time.
They are the ones who just won't be mentally prepared for an economic meltdown or even hyper-inflation until one day the try and swipe their credit cards, they will freak in the streets.
Just remember that many of these people you are speaking to are so full of apathy, they just don't care about anything but themselves.
They just don't want to accept we killed over 600,000-1,000,000 civilians.. they know but will never accept it.
I know 3000 people were either killed or wounded on 911, but man 1,000,000 dead civilians aren't we EVEN yet!!
Afghanistan Civilian Deaths 2011 Was Deadliest Year For Civilians
3,021 civilians dead in violence related to the war and 4,507 more wounded made 2011 the deadliest year for Afghan civilians
More lives are being lost as a result of war than when the Taliban was in control.
12,500-14,700 civilian deaths
A senior U.N. official said Friday about half a million children under the age of 5 have died in Iraq since the imposition of U.N. sanctions 10 years ago.
Total deaths with combatants, combining IBC and official records:
Combining IBC civilian data with official Iraqi and US combatant death figures and data from the Iraq War Logs released by WikiLeaks, we estimate the documented death toll across all categories since March 2003 to be 162,000, of whom 79% were civilians.
Of the 45,779 victims for whom IBC was able to obtain age data, 3,911 (8.54%) were children under age 18.
Civilians killed by US-led coalition
US forces killed far more Iraqi civilians than any other members of the US-led coalition, including various Iraqi military forces acting with or independently of them.3 The data on US forces killings show:
Total deaths from coalition forces:
14,776 (13%) of all documented civilian deaths were reported as being directly caused by the US-led coalition.
Children killed by coalition forces
Of the 4,040 civilian victims of US-led coalition forces for whom age data was available, 1,201 (29%) were children.
The number of civilian deaths in Iraq in 2011 was almost at the same level as in 2010 – there has now been no noticeable downward trend since mid-2009. As observed in IBC’s previous annual report, recent trends indicate a persistent
low-level conflict in Iraq that will continue to kill civilians at a similar rate for years to come