U.S. toll in Iraq surpasses that of 9/11 – Yahoo! News
The U.S. military on Tuesday announced the deaths of six more American soldiers, pushing the U.S. military death toll since the beginning of the
Iraq war in March 2003 to at least 2,978 — five more than the number killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
Hot in the news this morning and I imagine it will be all over the media by days end. So why is it a milestone that I should care about? It’s not. And I don’t even see it as a milestone. I care about the voluntary sacrifices made by almost 3000 members of our military; I care about the trade center victims who were sacrificed by Muslims in the name of Islam. I care about the workers who are still sacrificing their health as a result of the clean up and initial rescue effort. But this score is not a milestone.
Life at the World Trade Center On any given day, some 50,000 people worked in the towers with another 200,000 passing through as visitors. The complex was so large that it had its own ZIP Code: 10048.
It is not a milestone when the terrorists attempted to kill over 50,000 people at the trade center and many more at the Pentagon and flight 93’s target. It’s not a milestone when there were and are more terrorist out there planning similar events.
The milestone for Muslims is not 3000 people dead; It is the complete destruction of non-Muslim nations and the subjugation to Islam of any remaining people. Our milestone needs to be the complete defense of our nation from this plan. Nothing less. Remember this milestone and your tall boots as the media piles it on.
Happy Holidays :)
Here is a quick PS. It’s only a portion, but you will get the picture. The rest can be found at The White House Website.
By the authority vested in me as President and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Authorization for Use of Military Force Joint Resolution (Public Law 107-40, 115 Stat. 224) and sections 821 and 836 of title 10, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Findings.
(a) International terrorists, including members of al Qaida, have carried out attacks on United States diplomatic and military personnel and facilities abroad and on citizens and property within the United States on a scale that has created a state of armed conflict that requires the use of the United States Armed Forces.
(b) In light of grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, on the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense in the national capital region, on the World Trade Center in New York, and on civilian aircraft such as in Pennsylvania, I proclaimed a national emergency on September 14, 2001 (Proc. 7463, Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks).
(c) Individuals acting alone and in concert involved in international terrorism possess both the capability and the intention to undertake further terrorist attacks against the United States that, if not detected and prevented, will cause mass deaths, mass injuries, and massive destruction of property, and may place at risk the continuity of the operations of the United States Government.
(d) The ability of the United States to protect the United States and its citizens, and to help its allies and other cooperating nations protect their nations and their citizens, from such further terrorist attacks depends in significant part upon using the United States Armed Forces to identify terrorists and those who support them, to disrupt their activities, and to eliminate their ability to conduct or support such attacks.