"I done kilt me 10 times as many as old Osama ever done,"
From the New York Daily News:
"I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial
incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis," Bush said..."I
made a tough decision. And knowing what I know today, I'd make the decision
Knowing what I know today....that there were no weapons of mass destruction,
there were not any active programs for weapons of mass destruction, that the
weapons of mass destruction had been destroyed in 1991, that there was no Iraqi
link to al Qaeda or 9/11, that Iranian-backed theocrats would come to rule the
country with death squads and torture, that by his own (lowball) admission,
30,000 Iraqis would be slaughtered and tens of thousands of Americans left dead
or maimed....Bush would make that decision again.
Says it all, doesn't it? Again, by Bush's own confession, the war really wasn't
about any of the ostensible reasons he offered before the invasion. Because
even if those reasons lacked all substance -- which even Bush now acknowledges
is the case -- he would make that decision again.
So what was the war for? Profits. Power. Petrochemicals. And the need of weak,
soul-damaged men for violence and death to assert their "dominance"
and maintain their illusion of superiority.
"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas in incarnadine,
Making the green one red."
-- Macbeth .