Daily Archives: November 9, 2004

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Iraqi Doctor in Falluja: “There are scores of injured civilians in their homes whom we can’t move. A 13-year-old child just died in my hands.”

[ On the eve of Veterans Day in the U.S., the U.S. military fatalities now total more than 1,143 due to the Iraq War, while Iraqi civilian deaths exceed 14,248, and one study concluded that overall Iraqi deaths exceed 100,000. The International Committee of the Red Cross and other groups are concerned about the violence in Falluja. Muhammad Abbud said he watched his nine-year-old son bleed to death at their Falluja home, unable to take him to hospital as fighting raged in the streets and bombs rained down on the Iraqi city. (Al Jazeera, 9 Nov. 2004) “Body parts everywhere!” […]

PIPA Survey: Bush Voters Riddled With Misperceptions; Electoral Outcome Plagued (By Fraudulence?)

by Brendan Lalor A right-wing in-law asked me the other day whether I accept the election outcome, given that 59.5 million people voted for Bush. My response was two-fold: First, it’s still not clear how many people voted for Bush, given that Broward County, FL voting machines subtracted from candidates’ tallies once they reached 32,000 votes; the machines in a precinct in Franklin County, OH credited Bush with 4,258 although “only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct”; voting machines in many counties in Florida registered massive Republican wins in Democratic districts; most ballots “spoiled” due to hung or pregnant […]