Thank You America, For Killing Us

I assume that was a rejected headline for this AP report, instead they went with- Iraqi parliament OKs US troops for 3 more years– yeah they okayed it, real casual like- sure fellas you stick around for a while longer, it’s cool.

But, it gets worse-

The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end Thursday when Iraq’s parliament approved a pact that requires all troops to be out in three years, marking the first clear timetable for a U.S. exit since the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. The vote for the security deal followed months of tough talks between U.S. and Iraqi negotiators that at times seemed on the point of collapse, and then days of hardscrabble dealmaking between ethnic and sectarian groups whose centuries-old rifts had hardened during the first four years of the war.

The war has claimed more than 4,200 American lives and killed a far greater, untold number of Iraqis, consumed huge reserves of money and resources and eroded the global stature of the United States, even among its closest allies.

centuries-old rifts‘, get that, these furrners are like that, no mention of the Salvador option eh? But really ‘untold number of Iraqis‘ well yes it is untold by you because you refuse to use the figures from peer reviewed scientific studies that in all other conflicts are accepted methodology, nor the survey results and extrapolation that tell us the untold truth it’s over a million dead. At this point pulling that kind of shit is basically Holocaust denial motherfucker. If you need to vomit read the whole thing. The murders in Mumbai do not go untold, roughly a Predator drone strike level of carnage, thus perception of those dangerous crazy killers marches on, I mean it’s not like say Fallujah, not even comparable, they had air support for that. Thank-fucking-you AP!


3 Responses to “Thank You America, For Killing Us”

  1. Harpymarx Says:

    “centuries-old rifts”
    Funny how the western media latch on to that. Nothing about the occupying forces creating the violence, whipping up sectarianism along with the death squads. And you right when you say it goes ‘untold’ such as bombing raids on civilian areas that get ignored by the media. And the fact what happened in Fallijah and Haditha came out really by accident and many of these war crimes are hidden by the top military brass.

    I don’t know if you have seen the Justice for Iraq blog that has something by Sami Ramadani who says SOFA is an illusion and the American establishment want to stay in Iraq for as long as the oil is there and it is a good political vantage point. SOFA is about getting the UN out of the way and the US are arguing for a military presence.

    And what will happen with the oil law?

  2. RickB Says:

    Thanks for the link. Yes I have a horrible feeling that without stiff opposition to the US domestically and elsewhere they will find ways to be around until extraction is either completed or the oil wells secured and reliable. After all it’s blood and treasure and you don’t give up the spoils of war. Sorry to ruin anyone’s fairy tale about democracy blah de blah.

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