“An Australian scientist is estimating the number of deaths in Iraq since the start of the conflict four years ago could be as high as one million. Dr Gideon Polya said “Using the most comprehensive and authoritative literature, and UN demographic data yields an estimate of one million post-invasion excess deaths in Iraq.” In October researchers at Johns Hopkins estimated more than 650,000 Iraqis had died since the U.S. invasion.”
– http://democracynow.org (Headlines March 19 ’07)
COMPARE AND CONTRAST:
US/Vietnam war (never declared) lasted 9 years.
US participation in WW2: 4.5
US/Iraq War (not declared, but yes, Virginia, it’s a goddamn war) 4 years, one day and counting.
Anybody want to take the time how long all “our” other wars lasted, how many of “them” and how many of “us,” how much they “cost,” please let me know and we’ll publish it here.
I think it’s a pretty darn good idea to remember how craven the Dems have been throughout this thing, starting from the time Gore caved in during the 2000 election, Kerry in the second on throughout all the depradations of the Bush junta, including the castration of all three branches of the government and (the very easy) co-option of the mainstream media.
I also think that we need to change to a PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM and that this, plus:
- Global warming
- The population bomb,
- PAPER VOTES
- TAKING MONEY OUT OF POLITICS AT ALL LEVELS
….Should be the highest priorities for this benighted country.
An educational system that did not automatically drop-kick kids from one grade to the next would be nice (and I’m not talking about “No child left behind” crap, either.