Happy Birthday Mr President
Happy Birthday Iraq war, you’ve turned 4! A war that has claimed as many lives as 655 000 Iraqis, displaced over a million internal refugees, has seen living standards worse than when under Saddam, has seen torture increase to Saddam levels, a war that it turns out wasn’t just illegal, but it was based on an entire case of lies, a war where a butcher like Saddam actually showed more dignity in death than his victors.
I was breathless to hear what Mr President had to tell the world on the 4th Birthday of his Iraq War, and he didn’t fail to look like he always has – confused and out of touch with reality.
I wonder how our inaction in the face of such perverse American aggression will be viewed by future generations.
Bush calls for patience on Iraq
US President George W Bush has said the US-led security push in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, will take "months, not days or weeks" to show results.
In a speech to mark four years since the 2003 invasion, he said those on the ground were seeing "hopeful signs". But he warned it would be disastrous for US security if Washington decided it was best to "pack up and go home". His comments came as a BBC/ABC News poll suggested Iraqis are increasingly pessimistic about the future. Less than 40% of those polled said things were good in their lives, compared to 71% two years ago.