Daily Archives: March 24, 2008

george’s Body Count

John at Dymaxion World asks:

4,000 souls to haunt George W. Bush.
How many more?

The 4,000 dead meme has been all around the news and blogosphere today.

Most, like, John seem to ignore that w and his crew should also be haunted by the thousands of wounded and, by the numbers, the many more dead, wounded and uprooted Iraqis.

Update 3/25: For a much more detailed explication of this point please see Anthony Gregory’s post, Human Death Toll in Iraq, at Liberty & Power.

War Talk

This kind of talk is not good news:

In an interview with BBC world affairs editor John Simpson, Gen Petraeus said violence in Iraq was being perpetuated by Iran’s Quds Force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards.
“The rockets that were launched at the Green Zone yesterday, for example… were Iranian-provided, Iranian-made rockets,” he said, adding that the groups that fired them were funded and trained by the Quds Force.
“All of this in complete violation of promises made by President Ahmadinejad and the other most senior Iranian leaders to their Iraqi counterparts.”

Hmm, he must have some pretty interesting evidence. You know, like captured perps, etc. Without that kind of evidence this just continues to be the same ol’, same ol’ BS reflecting the ongoing bush administration desire to kill.

Via TPM Cafe.