Tuesday, July 18, 2006

By the way, Iraq...

Yes, the war is still going on. And it does not appear to be getting any better.

Yesterday, depending on the news source, at least two American soldiers were killed. We are closing in on the loss of 3,000 American soldiers - Bush's dramatic 2003 proclamation on the aircraft carrier, that major combat operations are over and US and Allied forces had prevailed, no longer seems boastful and almost comedic.

Yesterday, depending on the news source, at least 45 Iraqi civilans were killed. We are closing in on the loss of tens of thousands of civilans, and an entire generation of a nation that will not be able to forget this conflict and whatever lessons they take from it.

1 comment:

-=Topper=- said...

Using Bush's numbers of somewhere around 30000 you get for each American casualty you get 15 Iraqi civilians, but I am sure it is much higher.

The earliest stat I came up with was two soldiers a day since the beggining of the Iraq conflict, that was soon validated by the press a few weeks later.

It is my hope that they will not indeed forget this, or even forgive it.

I have asked the right Green what they would do if an attack of this magnatude would happen in the states, if they would hand the occupiers the keys to city and so forth, it is usually not answered becuase it would be hypocritical of them to do so, because that is exactly what they expected the Iraqi people to do, just accept an invasion.

-=t=-