Re: OT Is anyone really surprised?
On Jan 14, 5:06 am, Kurgan Gringioni <kgringi...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 13, 3:25 pm, "Tom Kunich" <cyclintom@yahoo. com> wrote:
> > "A study that claimed 650,000 people were killed as a
> > result of the invasion of Iraq was partly funded by
> > the antiwar billionaire George Soros.
> Dumbass -
> The Iraq Study Group's data supported that figure.
> The problem with the methodology adopted by the US military was it
> only counted Iraqi casualties when they also involved US troops. If US
> troops weren't involved, the incident was ignored. Therefore,
> sectarian violence was included in US military figures.
> The problem with that is: the US invasion enabled the sectarian
> violence. Under Saddam, the Mukhbarat (secret police) kept that sort
> of thing under control.
> The Iraq Study Group found that only 1 in 12 deadly incidents involved
> US soldiers. US figures for Iraqi casualties at that time was in the
> upper 50 thousands. Multiply that by twelve and you get a similar
> figure to the Lancet Study.
> K. Gringioni.
And when we pull everyone, for all practical purposes, out like we did
in SE Asia who's gonna put a damper on the sectarian war we allowed to
get started, and enabled?
That is the plan of Obama and the far left from everything I've seen.
There is NO sign of a plan to help stabilise Iraq. I don't consider
leaving 30,000 troops scattered in desert outposts a useful plan.
The Liberal view will be the same as for SE Asia, I'm sure. "Millions
died", but hey we got our troops out of their so it's not our fault.
Then when pressed blame the prior administrations which is accurate,
but is accurate like the kid who threw buckets of gas on the burning
house saying I didn't start the fire.