Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Monday, March 24, 2008

Grim milestone

BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US military death toll in Iraq hit 4,000 after the slaying of four soldiers in a Baghdad bomb attack which the White House said on Monday had left President George W. Bush grieving.
The four troops died when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb while on patrol in south Baghdad late on Sunday, a US military statement said, adding that another soldier was wounded in the attack....

Vice President Dick Cheney said every casualty was a "loss" to be regretted.
"It may have a psychological effect on the public but it's a tragedy that we live in a kind of world where that happens," Cheney said in Jerusalem, his latest stop on a nine-day regional tour.

Dick Cheney is right to speak in terms of tragedy. The truth is we live in a kind of world where he, and his warmongering cronies, pushed us into an irresponsible military adventure without any proper planning for the aftermath of regime change in Iraq. It's a tragedy that Cheney/Bush look as if they'll run out the clock without answering for their crimes in impeachment hearings. The American people deserve better. We deserve to live in a kind of world in which our leaders honestly and steadfastly do the people's business, and preserve the Constitution.
All of this "grieving", and "regretting losses," would be a lot easier to take if Cheney/Bush weren't so clearly the authors of this very tragedy! I know that about 70% of the American public feel the same way, disgusted with all of this hypocrisy. November can't come soon enough!!

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