Quotes to make your head spin"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" -Gandhi
"Iraq may be a harder issue but the fact is that the life issue comes first in both parties. Once a candidate gets by that, then they can focus on more pressing issues." -A conservative acquaintance of mine on the upcoming presidential campaign.
It's one of the most insane, sickening self-delusions of the far right that war in general, let alone a war of aggression that has caused a MINIMUM of 150,000 civilian deaths, is not considered a 'life issue.' Or maybe in their Orwellian world, unleashing chaos, destruction and a death total surpassing genocidal levels (Saddam's genocide against the Kurds an estimated 100,000) is considered being pro-life.
"I think Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude... That's the problem here in America. They wonder whether or not there is a gratitude level that's significant enough in Iraq." -President Bush.
Speaking of insane, sickening self-delusions to make your head spin. But maybe he's right. Maybe the MINIMUM 150,000 dead civilians and over 3 million internal and external refugees owe the USA a "huge debt of gratitude" for the 'freedom' and 'liberty' they've been given. I think Bush should go to Iraq and meet with some of these normal Iraqis (or maybe he'd have to go to neighboring countries). That way, they could 'thank' him personally.