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Monday, May 02, 2005


Iraq and the War Against Terrorism

"Mission Accomplished" - President George W. Bush, May 2, 2003

And more.

"I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind. And again, I wish it wasn't true, but it is true."

---President Bush on NBC's 'Meet the Press' - Sunday, February 8, 2004; 12:03 PM

Now the latest available numbers. The cost in human terms two years later:

U.S. Soldiers

Dead 1571
Injured 17184

Civilians Killed in Military Intervention

21239 (Minimum) 24106 (Maximum)

On a related issue, the Associated Press reported that "Terror attacks worldwide more than tripled last year reaching a record high, according to government figures released by a senior House Democrat.

Based on a briefing federal officials gave congressional aides, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said Tuesday there were about 650 significant terror attacks last year. He said that was more than three times the record 175 tallied by the government in 2003."

Return of the Con Man

Ahmed Chalabi, con man, bosom buddy of the war mongers, who had a major role in our misadventure in Iraq but temporarily fell from grace, is back in favor. He won the grand prize! Meet the new oil minister.

Terror Attacks
NY Times-Chalabi
Iraq Body Count
Global Security

"War hath no fury like a non-combatant"
---Charles Edward Montague, British soldier,author(1867-1928)

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