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Monday, March 24, 2008

Iraq by Numbers

The number of US soldiers killed in the conflict: 4000.

The number of direct relatives of the neocons who conceived the war killed in the conflict: 0

It's very easy to be in favour of a war that brings you huge profits and in which other people's children do the dying.


a very public sociologist said...

Well, this is what Bush had to say in a video conference call to troops in Afghanistan:

"I must say, I’m a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks."

You couldn't make it up.


irony said...

To be fair he did his bit in Vietnam....