Think about it: We've invaded a country in the heart of the 1.1-billion-strong Muslim world under false pretenses, laid waste to their cities, tortured their people, allowed their cultural treasures to be looted, killed more than 100,000 civilians (that's the confirmed number; it's likely twice or thrice that), and stolen their oil, the one cash crop they have, taunting them every step of the way. And the man responsible says "Oh, absolutely," it was worth it.
Attack Wounds 9 UK Troops in Retaliation for Abuse Photos http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=603057
Denmark Charges 5 Soldiers with Iraqi Prisoner Abuse
Rumsfeld cancels trip after accusations
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld cancelled a planned visit to Germany after a US human rights organisation asked German authorities to prosecute him for war crimes.
Wolfowitz says reducing US casualties in Iraq more important
"If we had been wrong the other way and if the threat had really been imminent and we had been hit with an anthrax attack here that was tied to Iraq and the president had done nothing about it, what would people then say?" he retorted when asked to comment about unfound weapons of mass destruction. "I mean, it would make the criticism of failure to prevent 9/11 just look like child's play."
9/11 and Anthrax: Framing Arabs
CIA: "Iraq did it!" Wrong!
Baghdad Car Bomb Kills as Many as 15 Iraqis at Mosque
"It's awful and shows the insurgents have no respect for the lives of innocent civilians," Major Philip Smith, a U.S. Army spokesman, said in a telephone interview from Baghdad.
The power to resist
More than 100,000 Iraqis have been killed and more than half a million Iraqi men and women are in prison. There are more than 120 imams and preachers from the association who were either killed or imprisoned. Then came the phase of the total or the near total destruction of the cities of Najaf and Falluja. How can people be expected to have elections under such circumstances?
Not a word on Iraq. George W. Bush's inaugural address contained 2,000 words of passion and promise for his second term, but no direct mention of the war that could sink it. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050121/ap_on_an/inaugural_analysis
As he swore the oath for a second time, U.S. casualty totals in Iraq stood at more than 1,360 dead and 10,500 wounded. The war already cost $100 billion, with a pricetag running at more than $1 billion a week. Bush likes to compare the war on terrorism to World War II, both generational battles against tyranny — a word he used five times Thursday. Bush uttered "liberty" 15 times and "freedom" 27 times.
The crowd was strongly supportive of the president, and jeered both groups of protesters with chants of "U.S.A. U.S.A." Members of the audience seemed to intentionally get in the way of photographers trying to take pictures of the protesters.
The interruption was not immediately seen on television, but the jeering could be heard as poorly timed applause for portions of Bush's speech.
Inauguration Protests Dubbed Out By TV Networks?http://propagandamatrix.com/articles/january2005/210105dubbedout.htm
This contradicts a blurb on the Drudge Report which states, "CNN AIRS PROTESTER SHOUTING 'FUCK BUSH' SIX TIMES... NETWORK DOESN'T CUT AUDIO FEED OF PROLONGED JEER... DEVELOPING...
The procession of cars sped up as President Bush neared the designated location for protesters on Pennsylvania Avenue. Two rows of police lined the street in front of the main protest site. Officers stationed atop buildings along the route kept close watch on the crowd.
U.S. soldiers in dress uniforms and blue coats were greeted with chants of "no more wars."