Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:16 AM
eridani (43,182 posts)
Iraq: Ten Years, a Million Lives and Trillions of Dollars Later
Time for Truth and Reconciliation
by Dennis Kucinich
Ten years ago today the debate over the Iraq War came to Congress in the form of a resolution promoted by the Bush Administration. The war in Iraq will cost the United States as much as $5 trillion. It played a role in spurring the global financial crisis. Four thousand, four hundred, eighty eight Americans were killed. More than 33,000 were injured.
As many as 1,000,000 innocent Iraqi civilians were killed. The monetary cost of the war to Iraq is incalculable. A sectarian civil war has ravaged Iraq for nearly a decade. Iraq has become home to Al Qaeda.
The war in Iraq was sold to Congress and the American people with easily disproved lies. We must learn from this dark period in American history to ensure that we do not repeat the same mistakes. And we must hold accountable those who misled the American public.
On October 2, 2002, the day the legislation to authorize war in Iraq was introduced, I sent and personally distributed a memo to my colleagues in Congress refuting point-by-point every reason given by the Bush Administration to go to war.
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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 06:26 AM
SamKnause (3,016 posts)
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The money to pay for this should be confiscated from Bush Jr, Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Norquist, Rice and Powell's bank accounts.
The law makers who voted for this travesty, voted based on the lies the Bush administration pushed.
The Bush administration needs to be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
For President Obama to say, "We need to look forward, not backwards" was a slap in the face to the American people and people the world over.
History will not be kind to these warmongers.