The Big Lie–935 Lies of The Center for Public Integrity

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Looks like the George Soros funded Center for Public Integrity has another hit piece on the Bush Administration. The pump and dump drive by media are in high amplification or echo mode.

The Center for Public Integrity and a Media Scam

“…The Establishment Media howled the study’s lead “finding” — 935 false statements by Bush Administration officials in the two-year period leading up to the launch of the War.  The Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and – of course – the New York Times were all exhilarated to once again climb aboard the “Bush Lied – People Died” Express. …” 

“….President Bush said there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq immediately prior to our invading Mesopotamia.  Saddam Hussein indeed at one point had them — we know this because he had used them, twice, on the Iranians and the Kurds.  His every move right up to the moment we went in was calculated to foster the appearance that he had them still, lest his neighbors think him weak and vulnerable.

But in we went, and we found nothing.  We had the wrong information.  This is not a lie — this is an error of fact…”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24655 

I will be waitng until hell freezes over for the Center for Public Integrity to write a comprehensive study of all the lies the Clintons have told assuming they can find a database that could hold the lies–try Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008!

 Statements by Democrats on Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNgaVtVaiJE 

 Hillary Clinton’s Opposing Statements on Iraq War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyC7loMop58

WMD reality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnceSIxxOYg&feature=related

Bill Clinton and the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygQVyznw2zE&feature=related

Iraq Did Have Weapons Of Mass Destruction  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBwzQYAGbqs

General Georges Sada on Iraqi WMD’s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAWewACnU8E

Al Gore claims 1,400 terrorists in Iraq prior to Gulf War  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJTzKPBQZ94

The Big Lie

False Pretenses

Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

By Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith

“President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses. …”

http://www.publicintegrity.org/WarCard/Images/Charts/WarCardChart.jpg

http://www.publicintegrity.org/WarCard/

Soros-Funded CPI Fails To Examine Democrats’ Statements  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD5lQbFxplM

Soros-Funded CPI Favors Conspiracy Theories Over Facts  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1SrJuKIeOA

 Background Articles and Videos

George Soros and Acorn in the 2008 Elections

 

 

 

Beck: Another Study Paid By George Soros: 935 Iraq Statements  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gaN5JmoZNc&feature=related

O’Reilly dismisses study because Soros funds group  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnOIZat4Ic0

George Soros

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

Shadow Party

“…      

 
 

 

 

  • Nationwide network of non-profit activist groups, whose agendas are ideologically to the left, which are engaged in campaigning for the Democrats
  • Consists of more than five-dozen unions, activist groups, and think tanks 
  • Activities include fundraising, get-out-the-vote drives, political advertising, and covert operations 
  • Conceived and organized principally by George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Harold McEwan Ickes …” 

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6706

The Shadow Party

“…. The Shadow Party is a privatized version of the Democratic Party – a network of front groups organized and led by leftwing billionaire George Soros. Horowitz and Poe charge that the Shadow Party has exercised de facto control over the Democratic Party since the 2004 election.


The Shadow Party pushes Democrats in an ever-more-radical direction, by opposing moderate candidates and supporting extremist ones. Its goal is top-to-bottom regime change in the USA – the gutting of our constitutional republic, and the subordination of our sovereignty to an all-powerful global government. …”

 

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/16797.html

 George Soros

“…Soros and his foundations have had a hand in funding a host of leftist organizations, including the Tides Foundation; the Tides Center; the National Organization for Women; Feminist Majority; the American Civil Liberties Union; People for the American Way; Alliance for JusticeNARAL Pro-Choice America; America Coming Together; the Center for American Progress; Campaign for America’s Future; Amnesty International; the Sentencing Project; the Center for Community Change; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Human Rights Watch; the Prison Moratorium Project; the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; the National Lawyers Guild; the Center for Constitutional Rights; the Coalition for an International Criminal Court; The American Prospect; MoveOn.org; Planned Parenthood; the Nation Institute; the Brennan Center for Justice; the Ms. Foundation for Women;  the National Security Archive Fund; the Pacifica Foundation; Physicians for Human Rights; the Proteus Fund; the Public Citizen Foundation; the Urban Institute; the American Friends Service Committee; Catholics for a Free Choice; Human Rights First; the Independent Media InstituteMADRE; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; the National Immigration Law Center; the National Immigration Forum; the National Council of La Raza; the American Immigration Law Foundation; the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee; and the Peace and Security Funders Group. …”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977

 

 

 

 O’Reilly: George Soros is funding Media Matters,John Edwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpZZGTGVePE

Beck: 650,000 Iraqi Deaths Study Fake, Paid By George Soros  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gk9AlGJdwc

Media Matters Reports: George Soros Funds Terrorist Defenses  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vht116-civA&feature=related

From George Soros’ brain to Ted Kennedy’s mouth  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtG4kWMa1nU&feature=related 

 

 

 

Glenn Beck on Smear Attacks on El Rushbo (10/2/07)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lstGY60nw-Q

Soros, Obama, and the Millionaires Exception

“…It is well-known that George Soros, the hedge-fund manager, major Democratic Party donor and anti-Israel crusader, has been a generous contributor to Barack Obama. But relatively few people realize that a loophole in McCain-Feingold allowed Soros his family members to be particularly generous in support of Obama’s Senatorial campaign. …”

“…Because Obama was running against Blair Hull in the primary and then Jack Ryan in the general (both multi-millionaires), Obama could, and did, receive especially large donations from individuals, to so-called “millionaires exception.” Normally individuals are limited to giving $2300 to candidates in federal elections, but when candidates are running against millionaires, these limits are lifted and candidates are allowed to receive up to $12,000 from a single individual. Soros and his family gave Barack Obama $60,000. This does not include money that Soros was able to funnel to so-called 527 groups (Moveon.org, for example) that have also been politically active; nor does it include money that Soros was able to raise from tapping a network of friends, business associates, and employees. …”

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/04/soros_obama_and_the_millionair.html 

 

 

 

Barack Obama and Israel

“…As Obama took steps toward the United States Senate he found a very powerful sugar daddy who would help fund his rise: George Soros. The billionaire hedge fund titan began supporting Obama very early — as befits a legendary speculative investor always looking for opportunities.   Obama coveted support from George Soros  and Soros responded  — along with many family members and probably the Soros ring of wealthy donors. Soros even found a loophole that allowed him and assorted family members to exceed regular limits on campaign contributions.

Soros is also a fierce foe of Israel, for years funding groups that have worked against Israel. He is also a man who has flexed his political muscle as a major funder of Democrat candidates and a slew of so-called 527 groups that are active in pushing their agendas (a reliance on international institutions, defeat of Republicans, Bush-bashing, Israel-bashing). He has also openly proclaimed his desire to break the bonds between America and Israel and has written of his desire to erode political support for Israel. …” 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/01/barack_obama_and_israel.html

 

 

 

The Soros Threat To Democracy

“…That’s not the only case. Didn’t the mainstream media report that 2006’s vast immigration rallies across the country began as a spontaneous uprising of 2 million angry Mexican-flag waving illegal immigrants demanding U.S. citizenship in Los Angeles, egged on only by a local Spanish-language radio announcer?

Turns out that wasn’t what happened, either. Soros’ OSI had money-muscle there, too, through its $17 million Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.

So what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI’s glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI’s 2006 annual report. …”

http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=275526219598836

 

 

 

Part 1 – 60 Minutes Investigates CIA Info on WMD in Iraq

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rwYj0R4_uA

Part 2 – 60 Minutes Investigates CIA Info on WMD in Iraq  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILALivdQ0jQ&NR=1

Wild Pitch: Curveball and Selling the Iraq War  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMxt01SqBF4

 Saddam admitted he miscalculated, FBI agent says

“…Even when it became clear that Saddam did not have weapons of mass destruction, he tried to keep up the mystery.“For him, it was critical that he was seen as still the strong, defiant Saddam. He thought that would prevent the Iranians from re-invading Iraq,” Piro said.The Iraqi leader had also intended to restart the weapons program and had the means to do it.“He still had the engineers. The folks that he needed to reconstitute his program are still there,” Piro said. “He wanted … to reconstitute his entire WMD program.” …”http://www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSN24277030

 Weapon of mass destruction

“A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a weapon which can kill large numbers of humans, animals and plants, and/or cause great damage to man-made structures (e.g. buildings) or natural structures (e.g. mountains). The term covers several weapon types, including nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) and, increasingly, radiological weapons. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weapons_of_mass_destruction

 

 

 

Weapons of Mass Destruction Handbook 

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,76887,00.html

 

 

 

Iraq Special Weapons Guide  

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/iraq/index.html

 

 

 

Georges Sada

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Sada  

Russia Moved Iraqi WMD

Charles R. Smith

Moscow Moved Weapons to Syria and Lebanon

 

 

“…According to Shaw, Russian units hid Saddam’s arsenal inside Syria and in Lebanon’s Bekka valley.

“While in Iraq I uncovered detailed information that Spetsnatz units shredded records and moved all WMD and specified advanced munitions out of Iraq to Syria and Lebanon,” stated Shaw during an exclusive interview.

“I received information from several sources naming the exact Russian units, what they took and where they took both WMD materials and conventional explosives. Moscow made a 2001 agreement with Saddam Hussein to clear up all Russian involvement in WMD systems in Iraq,” stated Shaw.

Shaw’s assertions match the information provided by U.S. military forces that satellite surveillance showed extensive large-vehicle traffic crossing the Syrian border prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Moscow Paranoid About WMD

Shaw’s information also backs allegations by a wide variety of sources of Russia’s direct involvement in Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program. One U.N. bioterrorism expert announced that Russia has been Iraq’s “main supplier of the materials and know-how to weaponize anthrax, botulism and smallpox.”

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Robert Goldberg cited former U.N. weapons inspector Richard Spertzel, who stated that Moscow supplied Baghdad with fermentation equipment to produce biotoxins. …”

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/3/2/230625.shtml

 

 

 

Iraq Survey Group (Duelfer Report)

“…On September 30, 2004, the ISG released the Duelfer Report, its final report on Iraq’s WMD programs. Among its Key Findings:

  • Saddam controlled all of the Regime’s strategic decision making.
  • Saddam’s primary goal from 1991 to 2003 was to have UN sanctions lifted, while maintaining the security of the Regime.
  • The introduction of the Oil-For-Food program (OFF) in late 1996 was a key turning point for the Regime.
  • By 2000-2001, Saddam had managed to mitigate many of the effects of sanctions and undermine their international support.
  • Iran was the pre-eminent motivator [of Saddam’s desire to rebuild Iraq’s WMD capability].
  • The Iraq Survey Group (ISG) judged that events in the 1980s and early 1990s shaped Saddam’s belief in the value of WMD.
  • Saddam ended his nuclear program in 1991. ISG found no evidence of concerted efforts to restart the program, and Iraq’s ability to reconstitute a nuclear weapons program progressively decayed after 1991.
  • Saddam wanted to recreate Iraq’s WMD capability, after sanctions were removed and Iraq’s economy stabilized. Saddam aspired to develop a nuclear capability—in an incremental fashion, irrespective of international pressure and the resulting economic risks—but he intended to focus on ballistic missile and tactical chemical warfare (CW) capabilities. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duelfer_Report#Duelfer_Report

Saddam’s WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says 

“…The Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spirited his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. “He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria,” General Yaalon told The New York Sun over dinner in New York on Tuesday night. “No one went to Syria to find it.”

From July 2002 to June 2005, when he retired, General Yaalon was chief of staff of the Israel Defense Force, the top job in the Israeli military, analogous to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the American military. …”

http://www.nysun.com/article/24480

 senior Syrian journalist reports Iraq WMD located in three Syrian sites 

“…Nayouf writes that the transfer of Iraqi WMD to Syria was organized by the commanders of Saddam Hussein‘s Special Republican Guard, including General Shalish, with the help of Assif Shoakat , Bashar Assad‘s cousin. Shoakat is the CEO of Bhaha, an import/export company owned by the Assad family.

In February 2003, a month before America’s invasion in Iraq, very few are aware about the efforts to bring the Weapons of Mass Destruction from Iraq to Syria, and the personal involvement of Bashar Assad and his family in the operation.
Nayouf, who has won prizes for journalistic integrity, says he wrote his letter because he has terminal cancer. …” 

http://www.2la.org/syria/iraq-wmd.php

http://www.2la.org/syria/wmd.html

 Don’t Be So Sure There Were No WMD in Iraq

“…The references cited in this article strongly suggest that:

1. WMD did indeed exist inside Iraq before the war.
2. The weapons inspectors were both fooled and bribed to ignore evidence.
3. Massive amounts of WMD were removed to known locations in Syria just prior to the war.
4. Massive numbers of Saddam’s audio tapes and paper documents were collected and most remain unavailable and presumably un-translated.
5. U.S. officials refused to investigate a number of likely WMD sites.
6. The U.S. intelligence community, and other branches of this government, are stonewalling the issue. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/07/dont_be_so_sure_there_were_no.html  

No WMDs? Really?

“…According to David Kay, Charles Duelfer’s predecessor,

‘Even the bulkiest materials we are searching for, in the quantities we would expect to find, can be concealed in spaces not much larger than a two car garage.’

Iraq is about the size of California.  Let me do some math for you.  The ratio of the area of Iraq to the area of a two car garage is about 5 billion to one.  The ratio of the volume of a haystack to the volume of a small sewing needle is about 5 million to one.  That is, finding WMD in Iraq is 1000 times more difficult than finding a needle in a haystack.  And that only includes the surface of Iraq.

Would Saddam do such a thing as hide weapons?  Yes, absolutely.  The U.S. Coalition found dozens of military fighter aircraft buried in the desert.  You can see the pictures yourself. Some WMD related materials were buried in scientists’ back yards.  Saddam had friends in Syria.  Saddam hid himself in a hole on a farm.  Most of his command and control network was underground. …” 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/03/no_wmds_really.html

Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq

“…”Since 2003, coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions which contain degraded mustard or sarin nerve agent. Despite many efforts to locate and destroy Iraq’s pre-Gulf War chemical munitions, filled and unfilled pre-Gulf War chemical munitions are assessed to still exist. …”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,200499,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/Iraq_WMD_Declassified.pdf

Big Lie

“The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”.”… 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Lie

935 Iraq Falsehoods

“A nonprofit group pursuing old-fashioned accountability journalism is out with a new report and database documenting 935 false statements by President Bush, Vice President Cheney and other top administration officials hyping the threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the two years after Sept. 11, 2001.

The Center for Public Integrity reports that its “exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2008/01/23/BL2008012301758.html

Inside the Center for Public Integrity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0fO6cYgv5Y

 Center for Public Integrity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Public_Integrity

 Center for Public Integrity Supporters

http://www.publicintegrity.org/about/about.aspx?act=funders

 

 

 

The Bush Administration’s 935 LIES about Iraq war-1/2  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4MxB18NHE

 

 

 

The Bush Administration’s 935 LIES about Iraq war-2/2  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip8rIwlMvYI

 935 LIES ON COUNTDOWN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXilUk_sxiE&feature=related

 

 

 

Neil Cavuto’s interview of George Soros Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4moR4NFTd8

Neil Cavuto’s interview of George Soros Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-C-GT-iNeU&NR=1 

Charlie Rose – George Soros / Arianna Huffington

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq5AzRKdr4k

 
 

 

 

Charlie Rose Interviews George Soros

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAV8aNXQYy0 

 

George Soros, The most dangerous Man in America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhlZHGkz8sk&feature=related

 

 

 

Interview with George Soros  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I99WUCTjmtc
 

 

 

Authors@Google: George Soros

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zzQk8IwSJE&feature=related

 

 

 

 


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14 Responses to “The Big Lie–935 Lies of The Center for Public Integrity”

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I don’t want to post my whole comment here, but you can read my response at my blog.

Your background research is stunning – proves what I’ve had nagging at the back of my mind all along – the “center” is really only interested in dragging republicans through the mud. I’ve linked this post of yours on my blog – hope you don’t mind. You do better work than I and when I find better sources, I try to provide links.

Raymond… We haven’t seen you on c9 for ages…

Where’ve you been?

“I will be waitng until hell freezes over for the Center for Public Integrity to write a comprehensive study of all the lies the Clintons have told…”

Good point. But I think one difference is that Bill’s lies didn’t result in a $489,000,000,000 war or the deaths of 3,900 American soldiers and counting. (More than Osama).

The excellent article above from the American Thinker raises these important questions:

“…Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and other Democrats, all saw the same intelligence back when Clinton was President and George Tenet headed the CIA. They all claimed Iraq had WMD which threatened America. If there really were no WMD, why are they not held equally accountable for misleading the American people? Shouldn’t they be required to reveal the basis for their assertions? George Bush retained Clinton’s CIA chief who reportedly assured Bush that it was a “slam dunk” that Saddam Hussein had WMD. Other intelligence services including those of NATO and Israel also believed there were WMD. Why don’t the critics attempt to discover the evidence for those conclusions?

What was Saddam Hussein hiding with his elaborate schemes to frustrate the U.N. arms inspectors? Why would Saddam needlessly provoke the U.N. and the U.S. into going to war against him if he had nothing to hide? Why haven’t the critics answered this question? …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/07/dont_be_so_sure_there_were_no.html

My own opinion is that many of the chemical and biological WMDs went to Syria by truck and air transport where they remain.

Since both chemical and biological weapons are easily hidden, many still remain buried somewhere in Iraq.

Clues as to the whereabouts of WMDS are contained in the many Iraq documents that the U.S. government has but have yet to translated into English.

Some perspective as the number of deaths in the recent Iraq war:

America’s Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans
American Revolution (1775–1783)
Total servicemembers 217,000
Battle deaths 4,435 Nonmortal woundings 6,188

War of 1812 (1812–1815)
Total servicemembers 286,730
Battle deaths 2,260 Nonmortal woundings 4,505

Indian Wars (approx. 1817–1898)
Total servicemembers 106,0001
Battle deaths 1,0001 Mexican War (1846–1848)

Total servicemembers 78,718
Battle deaths 1,733 Other deaths in service (nontheater) 11,550
Nonmortal woundings 4,152

Civil War (1861–1865)
Total servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363
Battle deaths (Union) 140,414 Other deaths in service (nontheater) (Union) 224,097
Nonmortal woundings (Union) 281,881
Total servicemembers (Conf.) 1,050,000
Battle deaths (Conf.) 74,524 Other deaths in service (nontheater) (Conf.) 59,2972
Nonmortal woundings (Conf.) unknown

Spanish-American War (1898–1902)
Total servicemembers 306,760
Battle deaths 385 Other deaths in service (nontheater) 2,061
Nonmortal woundings 1,662

World War I (1917–1918)3
Total servicemembers 4,734,991
Battle deaths 53,402
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 63,114
Nonmortal woundings 204,002
Living veterans fewer than 251


World War II (1940–1945)
3
Total servicemembers 16,112,566
Battle deaths 291,557
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 113,842
Nonmortal woundings 671,846
Living veterans 3,242,0001

Korean War (1950–1953)
Total servicemembers 5,720,000
Serving in-theater 1,789,000
Battle deaths 33,741
Other deaths in service (theater) 2,833
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 17,672
Nonmortal woundings 103,284
Living veterans 3,086,4001

Vietnam War (1964–1975)
Total servicemembers 8,744,000
Serving in-theater 3,403,000
Battle deaths 47,424
Other deaths in service (theater) 10,785
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 32,000
Nonmortal woundings 153,303
Living veterans 7,286,5001

Gulf War (1990–1991)
Total servicemembers 2,225,000
Serving in-theater 665,476
Battle deaths 147
Other deaths in service (theater) 382
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 1,565
Nonmortal woundings 467
Living veterans 1,852,0001

America’s Wars Total
Military service during war 43,185,893
Battle deaths 653,708
Other deaths in service (theater) 14,560
Other deaths in service (nontheater) 525,930
Nonmortal woundings 1,447,281
Living war veterans 17,835,0004
Living veterans 23,976,000

Global War on Terror (as of Sept. 30, 2006)5
Total Servicemembers (Worldwide) 1,384,968
Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan 165,000
Battle Deaths 2,333
Other Deaths (In Theater) 707
Non-mortal Woundings 21,649
Living Veterans

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004615.html

“All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness….No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

~ John Donne, XVII. MEDITATION.

http://www.online-literature.com/donne/409/

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