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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)

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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."
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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.

Links:
Terror Attacks
NY Times-Chalabi
Iraq Body Count
Global Security
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"War hath no fury like a non-combatant"
---Charles Edward Montague, British soldier,author(1867-1928)

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