Thursday, June 15, 2006

2500 dead soldiers? "It's a number..."

Tony Snow, "former" Fox News whore and current White House press bitch, acknowledged today that 2500 is, in fact, a number.

Dan Bartlett (left) and Tony Snow (right) try to
make each other laugh with their Sgt. Schultz impressions.

The problem, however, is that Snow, shown above quietly soiling himself as he flies over Iraq during President Bush's unannounced trip this week, was referring to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq as of today. Here's the number again, in case it hasn't quite sunk in:

2500

That is how many people like you and me - people who are just there to do the job they are supposed to do, people with families - who have died in this so-called "war" against insurgents that have been, according to Vice President "Big" Dick Cheney, in their "last throes" for three-plus years. That's how many people have been killed since Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said those soldiers would be "greeted as liberators."

That is how many people have died since the President of the United States, a man who has never been in combat, put aside a hunt for the man responsible for the deaths of more than 1500 Americans in the attack on September 11th, 2001, and chose to invade a country that had never done anything to the United States, using a web of lies to justify it.

2500 lives...gone. And all Tony Snow has to say about it is "it's a number"?
Question: Tony, American deaths in Iraq have reached 2,500. Is there any response or reaction from the president on that?

Snow: You know, it's a number, and every time there's one of these 500-benchmarks, people want something.

Yes, Tony. They do. They want it to be over. They want the senseless deaths to stop. And not just the deaths of our brave soldiers who are over there doing all the shit work that is heaped upon them while their so-called Commander-in-Chief sits safely in Washington, D.C. demanding that the terrorists "bring it on," but the deaths of innocent Iraqi citizens, as well.

How about that number, Tony? If 2500 dead American soldiers is a tragedy, then the death of 28,355 or more innocent Iraqi citizens should be a fucking crime.

DCF

3 Comments:

Blogger Welt said...

You beat me to it, but none the less, great post. I literally became sick when I saw that news article. 2500 dead, and for what? "It's a number" that just pisses me off. What happens when it gets to 3000? "Oh that's just a bigger number." Hopefully that will never happen. But, goddamn, that isn't a fucking number, 2500 represents each person who died fighting for "insert new reason here"

It's a shame. All that congress is doing about it is bitching at each other and will sign something that they can't find a good solution

This government is ridiculous.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Jamando said...

DCF, you sound angry. I am angry too about all of this BS. These right wing looneys are callous, arrogant, popous asses. But some 60 million people (supposedly) thought it would be a good idea to give these cowards another 4 years back in Nov '04. Mind boggling.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Ket Makura said...

Thank you for this, and thank you for bringing up the number of Iraqui citizens that died as well.

A lot of Americans seem to forget that while it is a tragedy the number of our own US brothers and sisters that died over there, it's an atrocity the number of innocent Iraqi men, women, and children that have been killed senselessly in this so-called war.

Osama bin Laden may have been a terrorist for destroying the twin towers. What does that make Bush, for destroying entire Iraqi cities? No, there is no excuse, no reason, no way you can explain away slaughtering almost thirty thousand civilians.

America does not learn from its mistakes. We killed millions of innocent Japanese people during the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and here were are again, destroying another country just to prove a point. Japan was on the verge of surrender when the president got impatient and dropped the bombs. Iraqi doesn't even have anything left to surrender.

2:04 PM  

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