Bush: "War in Iraq Worth the Price"
Yup, Bush really said that. The Iraqi war has been worth the billions of dollars, the tens of thousands of deaths. Easy for him to say. As long as somebody else supplies the money and the bodies, this war is well worth it.
It’s an excellent investment, as long as you’re investing somebody else’s sons and daughters.
What the hell has Bush ever sacrificed? Nobody even remotely related to Bush (or Cheney or Rove or Wolfowitz) is serving in the military. Bush and his corporate donors aren’t paying for the war. Between the endless tax cuts and the “offshoring” of more and more corporate headquarters to Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, the cost of the Iraqi war is falling on those chumps who work for a living.
Our Great Leader is willing to fight to the last drop of somebody else’s blood.
At Camp David, he said “I keep reminding the American people that the stakes are worth it. It is worth it to help Iraq succeed. It is worth it to have a democracy in the Middle East.”
It’s like when a CEO lays off thousands of employees — but keeps his own 7-figure salary and bonus package — and talks about “the difficult sacrifices we all have to make.”
Where’s the outrage?
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said that Americans “deserve a plan from the president, one that provides our troops with an exit strategy from this seemingly intractable conflict. It is no longer sufficient to say 'we will stand down as the Iraqis stand up.'”