I often wonder if our present economic circumstances could be tied directly to the Iraq War. I would say, DAMN RIGHT and to borrow a phrase from Alaska's half governor, Sarah Palin, "You Betcha!"
As our former Pres. George W. Bush takes to the airwaves after his ghost written book "Decision Points" was released right after the 2010 midterm elections, no one in the media is calling him on the carpet in respects to Fallujah, Iraq.
As Rachel Maddow submitted her questionnaire to our former President for an interview, I would say to Rachel, "Why do you want to be in the presence of such evil?" As for me, I do not want such evil in my home.
In fact every time he (GWB) has been interviewed, I have changed the channel. I do now wish to hear from him ever again.
First of all and according to http://costofwar.com/ the war in Iraq has cost the American tax payer over $700 billion dollars and still counting.
I mention, Fallujah, Iraq for one specific reason. Today, I read one horrific article published by The Independent titled: Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima' and while it was published during this past summer, I had missed it.
Quite frankly, after reading that article, all I wanted to do was go to my bathroom and throw up. This action was done in my name by GWB and Dick (no pulse) Cheney.
I often wonder if our present economic woes can be attributed to this war of lies and my inner voice says yes. We believed or should I say the "Tom foolery' of Americans believed this was the best course our country should take in order to fight terrorism. What schmucks they were and still are.
As the Deficit Commission came out to suggest that cuts to Social Security and Medicare be slashed in order to save us: Did they know of the cost of the Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan?
While this commission recommended cuts to our defense department, did they recommend a shut down to these wars on terror? Nope! Besides our military presence in both Iraq and Afghanistan, we have a foot print all over the globe. In my opinion, shut them all down in order to save some bucks!
As America is seeping deeper and deeper into debt which is the bread basket of the teahadist/GOPer movement, do they dare address these wars? No, they do not. This past mid-term election should have been directly tied to these wars on terror since we have sunk so much money into them at the expense of all of us.
Getting back to the toxicity in Fallujah and as reported by The Independent, one can read " Iraqi doctors in Fallujah have complained since 2005 of being overwhelmed by the number of babies with serious birth defects, ranging from a girl born with two heads to paralysis of the lower limbs. They said they were also seeing far more cancers than they did before the battle for Fallujah between US troops and insurgents."
Yes, America, your tax dollars paid for all of this during the Bush administration. Are you happy now?
While many on my side of the political aisle say that Bush should be brought up on war crimes charges because he sanctioned water boarding, in a past article as it relates to Fallujah, Iraq, I wrote: "In the investigative story, produced by Maurizio Torrealta, dramatic footage is shown revealing the effects of the bombardment on civilians, women and children, some of whom were surprised in their sleep. The investigation will also broadcast documentary proof of the use in Iraq of a new napalm formula called MK77. The use of the incendiary substance on civilians is forbidden by a 1980 UN treaty. The use of chemical weapons is forbidden by a treaty which the US signed in 1997" I then went onto write: "So, if the use of these chemical weapons is forbidden by a treaty we signed under Clinton: Isn't Bush committing a crime now by using these same weapons of mass destruction?"
So, I ask now, where are the war crimes charges now when it comes to the prosecution of the Iraq War and its chief enforcer, former Pres. George W. Bush? In my opinion through a bill of lies, he created a holocaust in Fallujah, Iraq. Yet, no one within the mainstream American media is focused on that fact.
It was both cowardly and politically expedient upon GWB to release his book after the midterm elections.