greeney2 wrote:First question for you Zoltan--did you verify this is a real Ron Paul authorized campaign message, endorsed by Ron Paul?
The answer is that it is not a endorsed video by Ron Paul. I do not like Ron Paul, however, this is the kind of crap, that will do more to hurt his chances of being sucessful. My first thought was how could anyone running for President allow a campaign add that denigrates the troops, he would be commanding. SO I LOOKED AGAIN, AND READ THE DISCLAIMERS WHERE IT CAME FROM, AND IT WAS NOT FROM RON PAUL OR ENDORSED BY RON PAUL.
This video is not a Ron Paul video, and as much as I am not voting for Ron Paul, I detest this kind of tactic, which will hurt Ron Paul more than help him. Another good example of the trash on the internet, and people spreading the trash with no conscience.
Comparing all US troops who have served and liberated millions, as chinese invaders occupying Texas is ludicras. Texans are also not like insurgents resisting the occupiers who would be suicide bombing other Texans in malls, mosques, or applyng for jobs, 50-100 at a time. Texans are not like insurgents, going into homes murdering and beheading other Texans. And neither are all the hundreds of thousands of troops who honorably served in Iraq, like this depiction. It insults everyone who did serve honorably. Branding them all like this video just did, and putting that on the name of Ron Paul, lost votes, not gained votes. Not only was this video a propaganda hype and untrue, distortions, it hurts Ron Paul more than helps his election changes. Another good example of you zoltan, not caring what you post, and cying foul when its labeled for the garbage it is.
You just don't get the metaphor. What the USA id doing to Iraq could be what the Chinese my do to the USA one day
War Facts, Results & Statistics at September 30, 2011
4,481 US Soldiers Killed, 32,195 Seriously Wounded
"Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at September 30, 2011"
U.S. SPENDING IN IRAQ
Spent & Approved War-Spending - About $900 billion of US taxpayers' funds spent or approved for spending through November 2010.
Lost & Unaccounted for in Iraq - $9 billion of US taxpayers' money and $549.7 milion in spare parts shipped in 2004 to US contractors. Also, per ABC News, 190,000 guns, including 110,000 AK-47 rifles.
Lost and Reported Stolen - $6.6 billion of U.S. taxpayers' money earmarked for Iraq reconstruction, reported on June 14, 2011 by Special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction Stuart Bowen who called it "the largest theft of funds in national history." (Source - CBS News) Last known holder of the $6.6 billion lost: the U.S. government.
Missing - $1 billion in tractor trailers, tank recovery vehicles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other equipment and services provided to the Iraqi security forces. (Per CBS News on Dec 6, 2007.)
Mismanaged & Wasted in Iraq - $10 billion, per Feb 2007 Congressional hearings
Halliburton Overcharges Classified by the Pentagon as Unreasonable and Unsupported - $1.4 billion
Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items - $20 billion
Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" - $3.2 billion
U.S. Annual Air-Conditioning Cost in Iraq and Afghanistan - $20.2 billion (Source - NPR, June 25, 2011)
U.S. 2009 Monthly Spending in Iraq - $7.3 billion as of Oct 2009
U.S. 2008 Monthly Spending in Iraq - $12 billion
U.S. Spending per Second - $5,000 in 2008 (per Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on May 5, 2008)
Cost of deploying one U.S. soldier for one year in Iraq - $390,000
TROOPS IN IRAQ
Troops in Iraq - Total 40,000 U.S. troops. All other nations have withdrawn their troops.
U.S. Troop Casualties - 4,481 US troops; 98% male. 91% non-officers; 82% active duty, 11% National Guard; 74% Caucasian, 9% African-American, 11% Latino. 19% killed by non-hostile causes. 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old. 72% were from the US Army
Non-U.S. Troop Casualties - Total 316, with 179 from the UK
US Troops Wounded - 32,195, 20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries. (Total excludes psychological injuries.)
US Troops with Serious Mental Health Problems - 30% of US troops develop serious mental health problems within 3 to 4 months of returning home
US Military Helicopters Downed in Iraq - 75 total, at least 36 by enemy fire
IRAQI TROOPS, CIVILIANS & OTHERS IN IRAQ
Private Contractors in Iraq, Working in Support of US Army Troops - More than 180,000 in August 2007, per The Nation.com..
Journalists killed - 150, 98 by murder and 52 by acts of war
Journalists killed by US Forces - 14
Iraqi Police and Soldiers Killed - 10,125, as of July 31, 2011
Iraqi Civilians Killed, Estimated - On October 22, 2010, ABC News reported "a secret U.S. government tally that puts the Iraqi (civilian) death toll over 100,000," information that was included in more than 400,000 military documents released by Wikileaks.com.
A UN issued report dated Sept 20, 2006 stating that Iraqi civilian casualties have been significantly under-reported. Casualties are reported at 50,000 to over 100,000, but may be much higher. Some informed estimates place Iraqi civilian casualties at over 600,000.
Iraqi Insurgents Killed, Roughly Estimated - 55,000
Non-Iraqi Contractors and Civilian Workers Killed - 572
Non-Iraqi Kidnapped - 306, including 57 killed, 147 released, 4 escaped, 6 rescued and 89 status unknown.
QUALITY OF LIFE INDICATORS
Iraqis Displaced Inside Iraq, by Iraq War, as of May 2007 - 2,255,000
Iraqi Refugees in Syria & Jordan - 2.1 million to 2.25 million
Iraqi Unemployment Rate - 27 to 60%, where curfew not in effect
Consumer Price Inflation in 2006 - 50%
Iraqi Children Suffering from Chronic Malnutrition - 28% in June 2007 (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007)
Percent of professionals who have left Iraq since 2003 - 40%
Iraqi Physicians Before 2003 Invasion - 34,000
Iraqi Physicians Who Have Left Iraq Since 2005 Invasion - 12,000
Iraqi Physicians Murdered Since 2003 Invasion - 2,000
Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity - 1 to 2 hours, per Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq (Per Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2007)
Average Daily Hours Iraqi Homes Have Electricity - 10.9 in May 2007
Average Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 5.6 in May 2007
Pre-War Daily Hours Baghdad Homes Have Electricity - 16 to 24
Number of Iraqi Homes Connected to Sewer Systems - 37%
Iraqis without access to adequate water supplies - 70% (Per CNN.com, July 30, 2007)
Water Treatment Plants Rehabilitated - 22%
RESULTS OF POLL Taken in Iraq in August 2005 by the British Ministry of Defense (Source: Brookings Institute)
Iraqis "strongly opposed to presence of coalition troops - 82%
Iraqis who believe Coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in security - less than 1%
Iraqis who feel less secure because of the occupation - 67%
Iraqis who do not have confidence in multi-national forces - 72%
Get the picture they do not want the USA there.
The USA is there for the oil, and strengthen their military power over the middle east with the Zionist Jews of Israel.
The International Bankers International Jewry, IMF, military complex corporations et all are having a field day in making big bucks over the war machine.
I do not call this liberating
Source Iraqi casualties Time period
Iraq Family Health Survey 151,000 deaths March 2003 to June 2006
Lancet survey 601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths March 2003 to June 2006
Opinion Research Business survey 1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict March 2003 to August 2007
Associated Press 110,600 deaths March 2003 to April 2009
Iraq Body Count project 102,417 — 111,938 civilian deaths as a result of the conflict. Over 150,726 civilian and combatant deaths March 2003 to August 2011
WikiLeaks. Classified Iraq war logs 104,924 recorded Iraqi deaths, including 92,003 (or 66,081) civilian deaths. January 2004 to December 2009