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Sunday, March 18, 2007

 

Four Years - 3218 Dead


A 'Cop Out' Editorial in Washington Post


A let down -- The Post's editorial Lessons of War. Tomorrow will mean the end of the fourth year of the Bush Administration's euphemistically named Operation Iraqi Freedom. And my favorite newspaper, The Washington Post, comes out with a wishy-washy, CYA editorial!





Clearly we were insufficiently skeptical of intelligence reports. It would almost be comforting if Mr. Bush had "lied the nation into war," as is frequently charged. The best postwar journalism instead suggests that the president and his administration exaggerated, cherry-picked and simplified but fundamentally believed -- as did the CIA -- the catastrophically wrong case that then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell presented to the United Nations.


Go to Iraq Coalition Casualties.org to see the list of dead soldiers (names and dates). From Marine Major Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, March 21,2003, to Raymond J. Holzhauer, 19, Marine Lance Corporal, Mar 15, 2007 -- so many of them in their 20's; some under 20 -- and ask yourself: Knowing what we do today did the president and his administration lie or they "exaggerated, cherry-picked and simplified" the case for going to war?

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