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Body count
    #2195286 - 12/22/03 10:25 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Iraqi Finger, Ear, Tongue Counts All Up

(2003-11-03) ? The average numbers of fingers, ears and tongues per Iraqi citizen have all increased in the months following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi Ministry of Health reports that among the nation's 22 million citizens the number of fingers per capita is now up to 6.8, ears have increased to an average of 1.75 per person, and there are .89 intact tongues for every man, woman and child in Iraq.

This is the first official release of a body-part count since U.S. President George Bush announced the end of major combat operations in Iraq on May 1 from the deck of an aircraft carrier standing in front of a banner which read: "Mission Accomplished."

Experts attribute the average increases to a combination of natural population growth and a sharp decrease in the number of fingers, ears and tongues being cut off by Saddam Hussein's agents.

http://www.scrappleface.com/MT/archives/2003_11.html


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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2195292 - 12/22/03 10:29 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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This is the first official release of a body-part count since U.S. President George Bush announced the end of major combat operations in Iraq on May 1...



Speaking of body counts as reckoned from a specific date....

Saddam's Capture Resets Iraq Death-Toll Clock

(2003-12-18) -- The capture of Saddam Hussein caused the official Iraq death-toll clock to be reset last Saturday.

Previously, news reports had calculated the U.S. military death toll from May 1, 2003, when President George Bush declared an end to major combat operations in a speech from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

However, effective immediately, reporters must use December 13 as the death-toll reference point in all reports of U.S. fatalities in Iraq, according to the Institute for Journalistic Standards (IJS).

Under the revised guidelines, news stories may also include mention of President Bush's 'Mission Accomplished' speech on the aircraft carrier, in addition to the Saddam-capture date.

The Institute's mission is to enforce standards of consistency among its member reporters and editors.

"The use of a benchmark date from which to count the death toll lends the appearance of context for news consumers," said an IJS spokesman. "If reporters didn't mention that, people might not naturally make the connection."

http://www.scrappleface.com/MT/archives/001431.html

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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2195294 - 12/22/03 10:33 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

And as long as we are speaking of body counts, at least one soldier is relieved he won't be punished for taking action to prevent an increase in that count --

Soldier Who Halted Car Bomber Avoids Punishment

(2003-12-12) -- The American soldier who fired 100 rounds to halt the advance of a speeding, bomb-laden car, saving the lives of countless American troops last week was relieved to learn today that he would not be court martialed or fined for improper use of force.

The Army specialist was cleared on the same day that Lt. Col. Allen West was fined $5,000 for threatening an Iraqi with a gun during an August interrogation which yielded information that thwarted an attack on an American troop convoy.

"When I heard that Lt. Col. West was hit with a fine for firing a weapon near a prisoner, I thought I was cooked," said the soldier. "I actually discharged my weapon into the vehicle and may have wounded the driver before he set off the bomb that injured about 60 of us. I'm glad to hear that, at least in this case, it was okay to defend the men in your unit."


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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2195471 - 12/22/03 12:52 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Penises are on the rise as well *rim shot* :grin:

up from .75 to .96 per man.


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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2198909 - 12/24/03 02:19 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I can't tell when that site's joking and when it's not.


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Re: Body count [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2199001 - 12/24/03 03:09 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

it's like The Onion minus the humor


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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2199091 - 12/24/03 04:21 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Soldier Who Halted Car Bomber Avoids Punishment





Lets face it, with the amount of innocent people who have been blasted to death by the amatuerish US Military it was purely a matter of averages that they would hit some real targets.


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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2199455 - 12/24/03 11:51 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

How accurate are those numbers?


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Re: Body count [Re: Phred]
    #2199479 - 12/24/03 12:06 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

:lol:

Gotta love Scrapple!


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