I realize that this blog has a readership of about 7 buggers (on a good day), but I'm still throwing this out to all internet [Mario van] peoples.
Does anyone else find it a scosh nuts that the "Coalition of the Willing" are pulling out of Iraq in droves, and Bush is calling this a "sign of success"?
Last I checked, there were nearly 4,000 total Coalition deaths, including 3,147 U.S. Apparently these folks were expendable, otherwise, George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress wouldn't likely have agreed to and begun increasing U.S presence in Iraq via a surge in troops to the tune of 21,500.
Today, it was sunny and relatively warm (41 degrees F) for winter in the Boston area. As I walked the four blocks from my parking spot to my office, through melting snow and ice, I relished the warm air and thought only of the coming spring and summer months. I smiled and sipped my coffee.
Hours before, another U.S. helicopter was shot down, "insurgents" blew up a truck carrying chlorine gas, which sent 55 people to the hospital, and yet another exploded car bomb killed 2 and injured an additional 4 people. These people did not die to protect my freedom to write this.
Clinton was nearly impeached for getting a hummer from a fat chick and trying to keep it a secret from his wife; Bush kills thousands and will get the chance to kill thousands more. That's fair, right?