Operation Dick Cheney's Fat Wallet aka Operation Halliburton Financial Freedom
Plus: Iraqi children killed for oil
I can't understand how anyone can imagine that Bush and Cheney are in Iraq out of the goodness of their hearts. While hundreds of Americans and Iraqis die in needless fighting and destruction, Bush and Blair are already busy dividing up the spoils today, arguing over those lucrative rebuilding contracts. First in line: Dick Cheney's beloved Halliburton, of course.
Meanwhile, no one knows how many Iraqi civilians have already died. From the AP ("Civilian death numbers in Iraq unknown"):
March 25, 2003 | IRAQ-JORDAN BORDER (AP) -- Bombed-out cars on highways. Mothers weeping over dead children. A small boy seemingly asleep, the back of his head blown off.I can only agree with Michael Moore: "Shame on you, Mr. Bush."
Evidence of civilian casualties is not hard to find in Iraq, but as fierce fighting rages in the south and Baghdad is battered by bombs, nobody can count them.
The Iraqi government reports 194 civilian dead. The Red Cross says it can vouch for 14, but there could be many more. A Web site that compiles Western news media reports says between 199 and 278 are reported dead.