Saturday, December 30, 2006

Doing the Macabre Math

According to the U.S. government, about 290,000 Iraqi bodies have been discovered in mass graves, their deaths attributed to decisions of Saddam Hussein. That's deeply evil, but consider that Hussein ruled Iraq for about twenty-four years (not more than thirty as alleged in the San Francisco Chronicle) before the U.S. military, under Bush's orders, bombed and invaded Iraq, deposing the government, thereby taking responsibility for Iraqi lives. In the three and three quarter years of the Bush invasion and occupation more than 600,000 Iraqi's have been murdered.

So Hussein was responsible for about 14,500 Iraqi murders per year while Bush is responsible for 160,000 Iraqi murders per year. Who really needs to be brought to justice, now?

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