Cultural Revolutions

Operation Iraqi Freedom

In Iraq, as of this writing, the death toll for U.S. soldiers has reached 100—in the month of October alone.  So far, 2,813 members of the U.S. Armed Forces have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  At least another 21,266 have been wounded, as reported by the Pentagon.  This is a staggering toll, considering that we really do not know why these sacrifices are being made.  When queried on this, members of the current administration continually shift their ground.  At first, it was because the evil Saddam Hussein was going to nuke us or gas us in our pajamas through the use of advanced drone aircraft.  When this was shown to be a lie, other excuses were trotted out and floated in the public media.  We were going to turn Iraq into a wonderful democratic paradise.  Or perhaps, we were going to fight terrorists over there instead of here, even though we have a criminally inadequate level of border security in our own country.  Despite the demonstrable risk of terrorists coming across our poorly defended borders, as highlighted by the destruction of the World Trade Center and a portion of the Pentagon by Islamic immigrants, border security here is a joke.  In Iraq, our troops did manage to capture Saddam Hussein, but instead of killing him on the spot (victory), he is getting the benefit of a show trial for propaganda purposes.  Even so, a sort...

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