How much longer will the USA tolerate the growing death count in Iraq?
As we pass the 4,000 mark, it’s important to notice how little mention is made of the 30,000 injured military personnel. Last week a friend commented that the death toll is “only 4,000” because of advances in medical care. We are able to keep alive many who have been horribly injured and mutilated; i.e., medical care kept them from dying.
But the quality of life they will enjoy? Will they ever recover?
It disgusts me to listen to the tripe spewed by President George Bush. His words are empty. Already he is hedging in his statements, referring to “as long as I am President.” Well, George, there are 302 days to Inauguration Day 2009 until you are no longer President!
Remember the Year 2000 Countdown Clocks. We need one of those counting down the time to January 20, 2009!
The man just does not “get” it. The bombings and artillery attacks will continue, no matter how many troops we have on the ground there. Remember that “Mission Accomplished” fiasco? That was May 1, 2003. In about five weeks, that date will be five years ago!
On NPR I heard today an estimate that 90,000 Iraqi civilians have died in the five years of the war in Iraq. Thanks, George. Is it any wonder we are hated in Iraq?