Bush admits intelligence faulty
Updated: 21 May 2008, 23:23
Originally written: 24 February 2006
In December, United States President Bush finally, after more than two years of bitter denials and attacks on anyone who dared to question, admitted “that much of the intelligence turned out to be wrong.” President Bush, confident that it was all worth it, estimates that 30,000 Iraqis have died in the war the United States started in Iraq. More than 2,200 United States soldiers have been killed in Iraq. Before the troops abandon Iraq, it is likely that more than 3,000 will have died.
Some may consider that 30,000 Iraqis (so far) is a fair price to pay to vent the United States’ rage after almost 3,000 Americans were killed by terrorists who had nothing to do with the 30,000 Iraqis or even the government of Saddam Hussein. That balance sheet equates one dead American to ten dead Iraqis. In a world of patriotism, that is fair from the perspective of the patriots aligned with the United States. The patriots aligned with the Iraqis probably have a different perspective.
In the accounting of the patriotic Americans, are the 3,000 American slaughtered by Islamic terrorists avenged by sacrificing another 3,000 Americans?
In the accounting by socialists, more than 35,000 human beings have been slaughtered so far to the concept that people should be patriotic, religious, followers, of sociopaths. And that does not include those Iraqis slaughtered for the greater glory of Saddam Hussein and his fellow travellers, prior to the United States’ current invasion.