BAGHDAD, Iraq - Volunteers hunting for bodies in Fallujah find a woman and her daughter in their home, killed in the siege but undiscovered for days. Chanting mourners bury two boys caught in the crossfire of a Baghdad gunfight. A morgue in Basra overflows with torn and burned bodies from a suicide bombing.
Victims... young and old, women and men, insurgents and innocents --have been piling up day by day, making April the deadliest month for Iraqis--and Americans--since the fall of Saddam Hussein a year ago.
The Associated Press found that around 1,361 Iraqis were killed from April 1 to April 30.
"For this to be happening a year after Saddam fell, Iraqis are shocked," said Mahmoud Othman, a member of the U.S.-picked Governing Council. "This shows that the United States cannot rule Iraqi properly..." [LINK]
After the public was hoodwinked, we've attacked a country that was not an imminent threat to us.
We've caused terror to be unleashed in that country of poor souls.
We never planned for the inner-chaos amongst the Iraqi nationalists.
A cake-walk, they told us. Flowers.
Instead, resentment, blood, hatred, death.
Women and children are made victims too easily..too often. Why should their lives be cheaper than yours and/or that of your own beloved family?
This is sheer insanity.
It's all gone so wrong.
The world-at-large has abandoned Bush's imperialist dream.
Bush holds stubbornly tight to that imperialist dream, like a willful child in pitiful denial.....refusing to let go of his dead dog long after the car's run it down.
Bring our troops home.
Get them the hell out of there.