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California approaches 300 deaths in Iraq

The number of brave Californians that have lost their lives in Iraq just hit 299 today, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.

How many more Americans will have to die in this un-just and illegal war before our “representatives” change the course?

There’s also a CBS News Poll that had some pretty grim numbers for the Bush Administration.

Just 21 percent approve of President Bush’s handling of the war, the lowest number he’s ever received, and an 8-point drop from just a month ago. Most of that drop has been among Republicans and conservatives.

From the report:

Approve of Bush’s job handling Iraq
On November 14th:
GOP – 70%
DEM – 3%
IND – 23%
CONS – 60%

GOP – 47%
DEM – 5%
IND – 17%
CONS – 34%

The full report can be downloaded (PDF) here.


  1. Publius Publius December 11, 2006

    There are women dying over there too, Mike. Let’s not forget about them.

  2. Mike Lawson Mike Lawson Post author | December 12, 2006

    Women…really? What has this world come too. Next thing you know, there will be queers over there doing the man’s job.


    Thanks for catching that. Changes made.


  3. Publius Publius December 12, 2006

    So focused on the queers, Mr. L! But I can relate. Gayfolk fighting over there for someone else’s freedom while not enjoying the ability to live openly and honestly. And coming home to be treated as second class citizens. Not right. But history shows that a similar situation in WWII fueled the Civil Rights Movements in the African-American and Latino communities. Let us not get complacent.
    And there are other young people losing their lives in Iraq pretty regularly. Our allies are losing soldiers all the time. And many, many innocent Iraqis. So what are we there for, exactly? What violence are we preventing? Who are we protecting? Is the world now safer from terrorism or more dangerous? And how many “Weapons of Mass Destruction” have we found?
    This “war” is rapidly becoming a quagmire. Will we get out while we still can?

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