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The Death Toll

2252  U.S. troops killed in Iraq since liberation initiated.
Latest fatality date included in total: 2/3/2006
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They just play up on the fear. It used to be the domino theory and stopping communism. There was a picture, 'The Russians Are Coming, The Russians are Coming.' Now it's 'The Terrorists are Coming, The Terrorists are Coming.' After 9-11, I think we overreacted a little bit. We're not using our heads.

Former Marine Ted Anderson
Press interview
June 29, 2005

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December 26, 2005

Gone Fishin'

gone fishin

This site has run its course for now, and frankly, the site's editor is a little worn out after over four years of collecting news articles. Every. Damn. Day. So the Rational Enquirer is going on hiatus for a while. It may return, it may not.

There will be the occasional update to the "favorites" section, the PWP will update daily, and of course The Death Toll will roll on, but the daily newslog is taking a break, at least until the next war. Thanks for reading.

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Report: Bush Had More Prewar Intelligence Than Congress

Washington Post - December 16, 2005
A congressional report made public yesterday concluded that President Bush and his inner circle had access to more intelligence and reviewed more sensitive material than what was shared with Congress when it gave Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq.

How U.S. Fell Under the Spell of 'Curveball'

Los Angeles Times - November 20, 2005
The German intelligence officials responsible for one of the most important informants on Saddam Hussein's suspected weapons of mass destruction say that the Bush administration and the CIA repeatedly exaggerated his claims during the run-up to the war in Iraq.

In challenging war's critics, administration tinkers with truth

Knight Ridder - November 16, 2005
Cheney's rough-edged remarks, and the president's unequivocal endorsement of them, were the latest in the Bush administration's new campaign to challenge critics of how it sold the war, accusing them of twisting the historical record about how and why the war was launched. Yet in accusing Iraq-war critics of "rewriting history," Bush, Cheney and other senior administration officials are tinkering with the truth themselves.


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