Mission accomplished by political hack/video hacker

November 7, 2006 | By | Reply More

Why is the White House afraid to show Bush’s 2003 aircraft carrier “Mission Accomplished speech” in its full glory?  Why has the video available on the White House site been so obviously hacked?

Maybe the answer is best shown through statistics:

                 At Mission Accomplished    Since Mission Accomplished

U.S. Troops wounded          542                            21,077

U.S. Troops killed                139                              2,700

And don’t forget the Iraqi civilians.   According to Lancet,  even back in 2004, “the risk of death by violence for civilians in Iraq [was] 58 times higher than before the US-led invasion.”  Some sources now place the civilian toll at 654,000 Iraqi civilians killed and 1,178,937 Iraqi civilians seriously injured.

I suppose that the White House response would be something like this:  sometimes you have to kill 1/2 million civilians and allow another one million be seriously injured in order to “help” them. 

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Category: Iraq, Politics, Statistics, The Middle East, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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