Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In other news

posted by The Sailor @ 6:12 PM Permalink

Yes, it's a shame that a mentally disturbed student killed 32 other students at Virginia Tech. But that's an aberration, it doesn't happen every day in the US ... but it does happen to innocent Iraqis twice a day in Iraq.

Please pardon the black humor but I will illustrate my point with an old joke:
Bush and Rumsfeld walk into a bar.
A guy comes in, sees them and asks the bartender: "Hey, is that Bush and Rumsfeld over there?"
"Yup", replies the bartender.
So the guy approaches their table and asks: "Hey, what the hell are you guys doing here?".
Rumsfeld says: "We're planning to attack Iran right now".
"Really! What's going to happen?"
Bush says: "Well, we're gonna kill 130,000 Iranians, and one bicycle mechanic."
"Why would you kill a bicycle mechanic?" asks the guy.
Bush turns to Rumsfeld and says: "See? I told you nobody cared about 130,000 Iranians".
In other news:
Number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq climbing

Over the past six months, U.S. troops have died in Iraq at the highest rate since the war began, an indication that the conflict is becoming increasingly dangerous for U.S. forces even after more than four years of fighting.

From October 2006 through last month, 532 U.S. troops were killed, the most during any six-month period of the war. March also marked the first time that the U.S. military suffered four straight months of 80 or more fatalities. April, with at least 58 service members killed through Monday, is on pace to be one of the deadliest months of the conflict for U.S. forces.
So while the MSM is screeching 24/7 about VaTech shootings, let's take a look at how Bush et al see the situation in Iraq:
Bush: we're beginning to see some progress
I think we are making progress.
General McCaffrey:
Since the arrival of General David Petraeus in command of Multi-National Force Iraq – the situation on the ground has clearly and measurably improved.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates:
Security in Baghdad has improved even though only part of the planned increase of U.S. troops is in place
I feel bad for the loved ones of the dead and the wounded students at Virginia Tech, they were caught up in a tragedy that no one could have predicted or stopped. It's horrible ... but a constant horror goes on every day in Iraq.



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