In August 2003, Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, said "If you go back to what we achieved here, which was the liberation of 25 million people in less than three weeks, with fewer civilian casualties and less collateral damage than any war in history . . . the loss of innocent life is a tragedy for anyone involved in it but the numbers are really very low."
This is the detailed report from the latest figures released by the Iraq BodyCount.203 dead in 3 days.
General Sir Michael Jackson, who took over the leadership of the British Army one month before the ilegal invasion of Iraq was interviewed by Elizabeth Grice for the Daily Telegraph yesterday....
"Sir Mike is forceful about the need to accept casualties. "There is no such thing as a casualty-free military campaign," he growls. "Perhaps we understand that better now. The harsh reality is that there is risk, sooner or later tragically personified in soldiers being killed and wounded."
Bush's gang of mad beekeepers March 19, 2003 Canadian SpectatorIt is pointless, it is obscene, for this Janus Jackson to be weeping and wailing, gnashing his teeth and blaming Donald Rumsfeld, or Tommy Franks. It was a collective failure of political and military leadership that got us here, which Janus Jackson cannot shrug off.
"A change of opinions is almost unknown in an elderly military man." - A Utopia of Usurers, G K Chesterton