Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Monday, June 20, 2005



Recently two separate sources have claimed that the U.S. military is dramatically underestimating the number of GI's killed in Iraq. The claim is the current estimates of 1,700 dead do not count those who died after being evacuated to Germany or other destinations. The sources state that internal Pentagon documents reveal over 9,000 have died. Wouldn't it be nice if the media would lock onto this story as hard as they did the Michael Jackson trial? By keeping the public honoring of U.S. war dead to a bare minimum, Bush has so far been successful in keeping the inquires suppressed.

4 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Hmmm, I had assumed that the 1700+ figure was the total, and didn't consider whether or not that only included in-theather deaths... what are your sources?

6/23/05, 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Alexis said...

ditto, I'd like to know also; will publicize with sources, thanks.

6/27/05, 8:24 AM  
Blogger CarlC said...

If you'll wait for sources before you publicize, Alexis, then you have more decency than Bruce Gagnon. Unfortunately you'll need a dose of patience to go with that decency, because Bruce apparently doesn't bother with such trivialities.

7/15/05, 11:22 PM  
Blogger CarlC said...

And since you can expect nothing more of substance from Bruce, something else to consider...

Were this true (9,000 servicemen dead instead of 1,700), this would represent a huge cover-up involving hundreds or thousand of individuals. Not to mention the families of all those killed who wonder why their loved ones aren't mentioned in any of the makeshift memorials or newspaper listings.

The larger the conspiracy, the tougher it is to keep quiet, and this would certainly be a whopper. You have to be an absolute idiot to contemplate, for more than ten seconds, that it could even be true. You have to be without decency or sense to post it on your blog in the first place, much less leave it there for several weeks.

What about it Bruce? Back it up or post a retraction.

7/15/05, 11:37 PM  

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