Cheney Tells New York’s G.O.P. He Sees Success in Iraq War
At a Midtown hotel ballroom, the vice president declared that the U.S. was “succeeding brilliantly” in Iraq and assailed Democrats on taxes, gas prices and national security.
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
Published: May 30, 2008
Source: The New York Times
Here is a (small) listing of what Cheney calls successes:
Related article: The Canadian National Newspaper:
Over 70,000 deaths, and over 1 million disabilities among American soldiers attributed to Iraq Wars says U.S. government data
”More than 1,820 tons (3-million, 640 thousand pounds) of radioactive nuclear waste uranium were exploded into Iraq alone in the form of armour piercing rounds and bunker busters, representing the worlds worst man made ecological disaster ever. “
U.S. investigative researchers have discovered an official U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs official, but not well publicized count, of 73,846 U.S. soldiers who have perished as an apparent result of Depleted Uranium based bio-chemical warfare exposure. This exceeds an estimate of 58,000 U.S. soldiers who had been killed in relation to the Vietnam War.
Well over 200,000 American soldiers could be killed by 2010, as a result of the after effects of exposure to U.S. dirty bombs.
Over One million U.S. soldiers have apparently been disabled from Depleted Uranium based biochemical exposure. Over one million Iraqis have also been documented to have been killed.
Related article: Chicago Tribune
Military suicide rate increased again
An Army official said Thursday that 115 troops committed suicide in 2007, a nearly 13 percent increase over the previous year’s 102.
“…the VA estimates that 18 veterans a day — or 6,500 a year — take their own lives, but that number includes vets from all wars.”
Related article: AP
Wartime PTSD cases jumped roughly 50 pct. in 2007
The number of troops with new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder jumped by roughly 50 percent in 2007 amid the military buildup in Iraq and increased violence there and in Afghanistan.
Records show roughly 40,000 troops have been diagnosed with the illness, also known as PTSD, since 2003. Officials believe that many more are likely keeping their illness a secret.
Related article: Counterpunch
War Abroad, Poverty at Home
“The US Senate has voted $165 billion to fund Bush’s wars of aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq through next spring.”
“The “world’s only superpower” is so broke it can’t even finance its own wars.”
“During the eight wasted and extravagant years of the Bush Regime, the once mighty US dollar has lost about 60% of its value against the euro.”
“The dollar has lost even more of its value against gold and oil.”
“Before Bush began his wars of aggression, oil was $25 a barrel. Today it is $130 a barrel.”
And here we have Dick Cheney calling this “succeeding brilliantly” !!!
Iraq, which means “The Land of the Gods”, is destroyed and poisoned by depleted uranium for thousands upon thousands of years.
Taking these effects into account the Bush Administration has destroyed this country utterly and totally.
Dick Cheney can only call this a success if he has a mindset like Hitler or worse.
For his bank account and for the New World Order all of this may be seen as a success but for nobody else.
– The Infinite Unknown