U.S. Central Command in Iraq - News that you do not see:

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You deserve to know all of the news that comes out of Iraq. So why don't you hear any of the news released by the United States Central Command in Iraq? Where is this news being censored and why?

Please read the following Press releases that CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, NPR, and other media outlets are not allowing you to see.

You may have to load (click on)or refresh your browser more than once to get it to work- I have no idea why.

If it does not work, you can cut and paste this link:


and click on the "Press releases" button on top of the page.

Thank you for your time.

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Submitted by Gump on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 9:25pm.

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military announced Sunday that 14 American soldiers were killed over the past three days, including four in a single roadside bombing and another who was struck by a suicide bomber while on a foot patrol.

The blast that killed the four U.S. soldiers occurred Sunday as the troops were conducting a cordon and search operation northwest of Baghdad, according to a statement. Two other soldiers were killed and five were wounded along with an Iraqi interpreter in two separate roadside bombings on Sunday, the military said.

In the boldest attack, a U.S. soldier was killed Friday after the patrol approached two suspicious men for questioning near a mosque southwest of Baghdad, and one of the suspects blew himself up. Military spokesman Maj. Webster Wright said U.S. troops also fired at the second suspect after he began acting aggressively, and the gunfire detonated his suicide vest.

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Submitted by Mixer on Mon, 06/04/2007 - 8:18am.

NEWS FLASH: American Soldiers Are Being Killed In War- thus far, nearly four-thousand have died and more will die in the future.

What part of this is news to you Gump? War is hell. Men die. Things get broken. It's very very expensive and very very unpleasant. Some men are captured and tortured (John McCain for example). So why do you think John McCain supports this?

We are at WAR 'gump'. Maybe you can climb down out of your cockpit and realize that we are a nation at war with radical Islam. If you don;t want to fight, you can surrender. They are coming as soon as they can get out of Iraq. Some are already here and are being tracked and caught. Some will get through the net and we will be attacked again. Get ready for it. They will not quit. You, and the rest of your party, obviously will. You were all for it in 2001 - your resolve, and your democratic leaders resolve, as foretold by Osama Bin Laden, is gone.

Do you know how many people died in NYC this week? What about in Georgia? How about in Juarez or Nuevo Laredo Mexico? How about Henry County? Well, do you?

Here's another newsflash for you: 3,000 men, women, and small children were killed in a single day on September 11, 2001 in just one American City.

Let me guess, you fly for Delta?

Democrats on Iraq before the polls changed

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Submitted by Gump on Mon, 06/04/2007 - 9:45am.

I just got through complimenting you on your rational response. Here you are, getting emotional. What I was pointing out is that your "feel good" news flashes are just spin to conceal the fact that this war isn't going so well. Don't delude yourself.

As for me, I'm not a pilot. I flew in AWACS as a battle manager who directed other aircraft on where to fly and what to bomb. On the day after 9/11, I flew over DC all day, along with a number of fighters, and waited for the follow-on attack that we all expected. We could see the smoke rising from the Pentagon from our orbit overhead. My job would have been to direct the shoot-down of a hijacked airliner full of innocent passengers--not a fun thing to think about, but I would have done it. By the way, my daughter was attending Georgetown U. which is in DC, and I had no information on her whereabouts that day. I never thought that I would ever fly a combat mission over my daughter's head, but there I was. Later, I was quite happy to help direct the bombing at Tora Bora and other locations in Afghanistan. We were hoping to kill Osama Bin Laden that night. We missed killing him, but killed hundreds of Taliban in one night. Thousands, when you consider the entire campaign.

Where were you during all that?

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Submitted by Mixer on Mon, 06/04/2007 - 11:43am.

After 20 years of Air Force service as a Combat Controller, including being a part of numerous 'hot zone' exercises including Operation Eagle Claw (in Iran) where 5 of my cohorts that were pulled, along with me from Hurlburt Field in the middle of the night, were killed at 'Desert One'. That sucked too Gump.

JeffC might know a little about that since his father is the guy that sent me there. Are you trying to insinuate that your opinion is somehow more 'deserved' or 'relevent' than mine? Shall we compare confirmed kills too? How about medals? Tell me Gump, have you ever actually been eye to eye and toe to toe with your enemy? How about the number of desert floors we have performed our respective AFSC's on or the number of Active Duty Military deployments we have been on? Ever been through S.E.A.L. training, dive school, or Jump School at Ft. Benning? How about survival school? Ever been on a Brave shield, Gallant Eagle, Bold Eagle, Red Flag, Jack Frost, or deployed to the Jungles of the Philippines to coordinate strikes on a terrorist group? Gee, can I have an opinion now Masser?

I abhor people using the deaths of honorable men who have volunteered to serve to advance a political argument (not unlike basmati often reminds us and I agree). The politicization of the death of those troops does make me emotional Gump. It sickens me.

Democrats on Iraq before the polls changed

Are you trying to tell me when all of you Democrats were in favor of taking action against Iraq you thought we would lose less than 3500 men or are you saying you never supported military action? The truth is, we thought we would lose that many in the first month and you know it.

Click on my link below to recall what you and your fellow Democrats were saying before you 'changed your minds' when it became unpopular, and please - don't ever challenge my military experience or right to have an opinion again.

Regardless of military service, my wife and children for example, people are entitled to their opinion in America. On the other hand, I will put my service record up against yours or anyone else's record, anytime.

We won't talk again. I am not here to relive my military experience.

You need to read the link below.

Democrats on Iraq before the polls changed

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Submitted by Gump on Mon, 06/04/2007 - 12:03pm.

Nobody was questioning your credentials. You were questioning mine. I was trying to answer that. Of course ALL Americans have the right to an opinion, not just the ones that have served in combat.

If you re-read my response to Bush vs. the alternatives, I think you will see that I'm not a Democrat, nor a Republican. I'm an Independent, and I will vote for whoever I think will make the best President. My response showed respect for your position. You apparently didn't take it that way. That's too bad, but that's your decision, not mine.

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