62,006 - The Number Killed in the 'War on Terror'

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62,006 - The Number Killed in the 'War on Terror'
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Monday, September 11, 2006 11:12 am

War on terror death toll as high as 180,000; less than a quarter of Europeans approve of Bush\'s performance; how Democrats can win the Midterms; Howard Zinn on futility of morally reprehensible military strikes; Stryker Brigade NCO says, \"I\'d like to punch [Rumsfeld] in the gut.\"; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at [ OLD LINK REMOVED ]

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62,006 - The Number Killed in the \'War on Terror\'
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The \"war on terror\" - and by terrorists - has directly killed a minimum of 62,006 people, created 4.5 million refugees and cost the US more than the sum needed to pay off the debts of every poor nation on earth. If estimates of other, unquantified, deaths - of insurgents, the Iraq military during the 2003 invasion, those not recorded individually by Western media, and those dying from wounds - are included, then the toll could reach as high as 180,000.

Bush\'s Approval Ratings Slumping Further in Europe
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Annual survey shows that 77 percent of Europeans disapprove of the way Bush has handled international affairs, as compared with 56 percent who felt that way in a similar survey in 2002.

Thousands Rally in Israel to Demand War Inquiry
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Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday to demand that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert order an independent state inquiry into his government\'s handling of the war in Lebanon. It was the largest public show of dissatisfaction with Olmert since he took office in May.

Eleanor Clift | How Dems Can Win the Midterm Elections
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Eleanor Clift details \"What the Democrats should do to win the midterms — and the \'08 race for the White House.\"

Howard Zinn | War-Mongering America Terrorizes the World
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\"There is something important to be learned from the recent experience of the United States and Israel in the Middle East: that massive military attacks, inevitably indiscriminate, are not only morally reprehensible, but useless in achieving the stated aims of those who carry them out.\" according to Howard Zinn.

Iran Nuke Negotiators Report Progress
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Senior negotiators for Iran and the European Union reported progress Saturday at talks meant to find common ground for resolving Tehran\'s defiance of a UN demand that the Islamic republic freeze uranium enrichment or risk sanctions.

For US Troops and Their Families, Iraq War\'s Invisible Costs Keep Piling Up
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Upon receiving the news that they would be extended for at least four more months, a seasoned NCO on his second tour of duty with the 172nd Stryker Brigade in Iraq said, \"I\'d like to punch [Rumsfeld] in the gut. He treats us like we\'re not human. He acts like he\'s not destroying families.\"

VIDEO | Congress Comes to Camp Democracy
A Report by Geoffrey Millard and Scott Galindez
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The second day of Camp Democracy was sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America and was marked by visits to the camp by several members of Congress. One of those members was Congressman Jim McDermott, who has proposed legislation to cut off funding for the war in Iraq. Geoffrey Millard spoke with him and other members of Congress about that legislation.

VIDEO | Veterans, Military Families Launch Camp Democracy
A Report by Geoffrey Millard and Scott Galindez
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Veterans and military family members, many of whom came directly from Camp Casey, set up camp on the mall in Washington, DC. \"Camp Democracy,\" a 17-day event, will focus not only on ending the war but also on righting injustices here at home and on holding the Bush administration and Congress accountable.