Iraq War Anniversary: Seven Years of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Today is the 7th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of the Iraq war.

    There's a temptation as we begin to end our combat presence in Iraq to search for the happy ending. Newsweek, for example, recently ran a cover photo of President Bush with the infamous "Mission Accomplished" banner in the background, declaring that now, finally, we have "Victory At Last." But that's an awful revision of history. We have an obligation to insist on uncompromising truth rather than the versions that make us feel better about ourselves. Tens of thousands of dead people demand it.

    No "mission" was accomplished in Iraq because we went to war on false pretenses. We failed the moment we invaded.

    More than 4,300 American lives. At least 95,600 Iraqi civilians dead, with some estimates more than six times that number. More than $747 billion spent so far, which, combined with the effect on oil prices and with indirect costs, helped lead to the economic crisis. Reduced, not enhanced, American security.
  2. And all those brave men died in vain just because the Israeli Lobby convinced Bush the dumber and his merry band of idiots to BK this great country.

    Dear God what complete shame.

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    Where you get banned if you make loser liberals look bad by use of cogent arguments.

    some free thinkers alright.
  4. an incompetent multi trillion dollar war machine