Monday, 24 March 2008

US military Iraq toll hits 4,000

US military Iraq toll hits 4,000 (BBC News, Monday, 24 March 2008)

One never comes across an article reporting that the number of Iraqi casualties has reached a multiple of 1,000, or a multiple of 10,000 or 100,000 for that matter. Perhaps it is because nobody really cares, or perhaps it is because the country is in such a turmoil that the various estimates of the number of civilian casualties differ by almost one order of magnitude. Either way, it is very, very sad.
But Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have both pledged to end the war.

If you read carefully, then "end the war" means withdrawal of US troops.

Bush started the war because he imagined it would be best for America (well, for Halliburton at least), and Obama or Clinton will leave Iraq in the mess it is in, because they imagine it will be best for America. Is it just me, or is something missing from the equation?


Chuck said...

You may find one measure of success in Iraq here, that you have not considered.

Jimbo said...

I'm sorry, but the destruction of an enemy that would not exist if it weren't for the invasion cannot be seen as a success of the invasion.