Lest we forget: there were no WMD

As of today, 3931 U.S. soldiers and 80,625 and 88,048 Iraqi civilians have died as a result of our war.

It’s been less than five years since the beginning of this immoral, endless war. The blood of our soldiers and of Iraqi civilians is on the hands of Bush administration, which is singularly responsible for getting us into this disaster.

Bush and his surrogates (knowingly?) used flawed intelligence to make their case, lied about the imminent threat posed by Iraq, and shamelessly exploited post-9/11 American and world unity in order to convince Congress and huge percentages of the American populace to go along with it.

How did they sell this to so many of us in the first place? WMD. Eradicating weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was the “one reason everyone could agree on” according to
Paul Wolfowitz (but hey, what did he know?).

And, contrary to what many peope unfortunately still believe, there were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq. NONE.

Worst of all, we’ll be cleaning up the mess for years.

What a disgrace. Though there’s no occasion for remembering all this right now, we must stay vigilant–or at least enough so as to never allow this sort of international travesty to happen again.

3 Responses to “Lest we forget: there were no WMD”

  1. littlebangtheory Says:

    Right On, Tom. But you can lose the parentheses on “knowingly,” those people knew very well that there were no WMDs.

    Hatred is an awful thing, but so is a war built on lies. And pity and prayers ain’t cutting it as I try to come to grips with the Bush/Cheney monster.

    They really need to be held accountable. And if they get away from us, I have to imagine God will be a bit more tenacious in his deliverance of justice.

  2. FranIAm Says:

    Lies, madness, greed and maybe the worst tool of sin – that of fear, were used to mislead our nation and kill so many.

    It is a tragedy at every possible level.

  3. Brian Says:

    Amazingly, the whole lack of WMD seems to have left the public consciousness, including the media. It’s as if the whole justification for the war being false doesn’t matter. How soon we forget.

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