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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear all, Today, on National Public Radio, in the segment talking about the latest US soldier killed in Iraq (one killed, two wounded today), the reporter said that 56 U.S. soldiers have been killed since Bush declared the end of hostilities on May 1st. She said ‘killed.’ She didn’t say ‘died.’ Other reports have been saying that 36 (or thereabouts) US soldiers have been killed since May 1st – the difference, we thought, was the difference between Killed in Action and killed from accidents and the like. So – which is it? I bring this up again because I do think there is an effort by the press to downplay the number of soldiers killed in Iraq, downplay that number to downplay the anger from the military families. -Rania "I think all foreigners should stop interfering in the internal affairs of Iraq." - U.S. Deputy 'Defense' Secretary Wolfowitz, Reuters, July 21 <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/iraq_wolfowitz_dc> http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/iraq_wolfowitz_dc We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes. - Ella Baker -------------------------------------------------------- Rańia Masri Director, Southern Peace Research and Education Center Institute for Southern Studies http://www.southernstudies.org <http://www.southernstudies.org/> Tel: (919) 419.8311. x27 Fax: (919) 419.8315 2009 Chapel Hill Rd. Durham, North Carolina 27707 _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk