"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." ---George W. Bush — CBS News interview, 9/6/06
"That's not really a number I'm terribly interested in."
- General Colin Powell, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, on being asked his assessment of Iraqi military and civilian casualties, April 1991
Lesley Stahl: "I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. & — and you know, is the price worth it?"
Madeline Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it."
- Former U.N. Ambassador Madeline Albright, responding to reporter Lesley Stahl as to whether the over half a million Iraqi children killed by the UN sanctions against Iraq were "worth it." CBS May 11, 1996
"Well, we have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a
platform to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that
you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which
are easily offended. And in America today, if your sensibilities are offended by
something that has happened, you get an enormous amount of credibility and are
taken very seriously. My own view of this is, the president's there poking fun
at himself over what goes down, I think, as one of his failures. And I thought
it was a good-natured performance, and it made him look good only in the sense
that it showed he could poke fun at himself. But he certainly doesn't disguise
the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you have to feel like saying to
'Just get over it.' "
- Brit Hume, news anchor for Fox News, when asked on-air about the criticism Bush had received, from families of American soldiers killed in Iraq, concerning Bush's sick jokes about non-existent WMD during a White House event. (March 28, 2004 edition of Fox News Sunday.)
"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's gonna happen? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
- George W. Bush's mother Barbara on ABC/Good Morning America, March 18, 2003
Aftermath News Service
Special Report - April 8, 2004
"Since the Bush-Cheney Administration took office in January 2001, controlling the major oil and natural gas fields of the world had been the primary, though undeclared, priority of US foreign policy... Not only the invasion of Iraq, but also the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, had nothing to do with 'democracy,' and everything to do with pipeline control across Central Asia and the militarization of the Middle East.". William Engdahl
WARNING: THESE ARE PHOTOS OF SMALL CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN "LIBERATED" IN THE LATEST "PACIFICATION" OF FALLUJA, IRAQ
Those who support this Perpetual Socially-Engineered War for Communist Global UN Government and fat Fascist Corporatist contracts, this Hegelian New World Order Synthesis Out of Dialectical Chaos, ought to take a good long look.
It is left up to you to decide if it has all been "worth it" as Liberal Madam Albright said of the half-million dead chilid victims of the UN sanctions, or whether or not we should "just get over it" as Neocon Fox News Anchor Brit Hume blithely states concerning just about anything we disapprove of, or whether we should allow this or our own GI's rotting in body-bags to trouble our "beautiful mind" as Lord Bush's Queen Mum has recently proffered on ABC Good Morning America.
Don't worry. You don't have to look if your mind is too beautiful to be ruffled by such "collateral damages". Go on worshipping the New World Order if you like. The choice is yours.
Just a few of the photos available from Al Jazeera