“Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.” – President Bush, 5/1/03
That was then … this is now. As of last week, the number of American Soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan exceeded the number that died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. And that is just the Americans.
The best estimates put the Iraqi innocent death toll at around 50,000. And that number is growing faster as the Chaos on the ground escalates. NOTE: this puts our score HIGHER than that of the terrorists. We have created a situation that has killed MORE civilians than they have.
Ernest Hemingway once said:
“They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting
to die for one’s country.
But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying.
You will die like a dog for no good reason.”