Wow, what zinger of a quote by the fool-in-chief . Possibly up there with some of his worst.
Watch This Report from CNN: Video
I think I’m going to vomit after hearing that quote by Bush: “”A Society Which So Wants To Be Free That They’re Willing To…There’s A Level Of Violence That They Tolerate”
The truth is that they aren’t tolerating it.
From the Washington Post
“Herndon, Va.: Enjoy your reading your work. Please talk about who has left Baghdad/Iraq. Is the middle/upper class almost gone? Is there going to be anyone left, assuming there is ever a “democracy.” Will there be anyone left to constitute a critical mass of secular/professionals? Thanks.
Sudarsan Raghavan: Thanks Herndon, Va.
Another great question. Virtually every day I hear of middle class and professionals leaving the country. Almost everyone who can afford to leave or send a relative out of Iraq is doing so. Many are headed to Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, or Europe, if they have the cash or better yet, relatives who can sponsor them. Another indicator: The Iraqi passport office in Baghdad is crowded daily. The mood among the middle class is that the Iraq’s insecurity will only get worse. Yet at the same time, Iraqis are a resilient people and they feel deep pride for their country, where civilization began more than 5000 years ago. So many, I like to think, are leaving Iraq to wait it out, and they will return when life is better here. Iraq will certainly need them to come back, in order to rebuild itself physically and spiritually”
Folks, we have DESTROYED Iraq. Any Iraqi with any amount of education, money, power, and influence has left their beloved homeland forever because we have laid it to waste. I heard a figure that over ONE MILLION Iraqi Uppper Middle Class and Middle Class citizens have left the country. Another 300,000 are refugees within their own country. And now we find that possibly over 600,000 innocent civilians have been killed.
So much for the idea that we invaded Iraq to create a stable Democracy that was to lead the Middle East as a shining example of freedom. Nice cover, but sorry, you’re a liar. So, Neo-Con scum, what’s the real reason we are there? I’m waiting an answer. So far I’ve come up with 1) A Permanent Military Presence in the region and 2) Access to the Oil Fields. Those seem to be much more credible reasons than forcing a Democracy-at-gunpoint. So, why don’t our leaders just tell us what they are doing? I’ll bet you Neo-Con scum would still think it’s a good idea no matter what they tell you.
Another fun fact: If this 600,000 person civilian death toll is correct, then Iraq has officially surpassed the civilian casualty toll of Japan in World War II, which was 300,000. Source: Link
Who needs an atom bomb when you have an occupying force creating a massive civil war?
Vote on November 7th. Start the change.