On Tuesday which is the fourth anniversary of President Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ speech, the $120 billion war supplemental bill is scheduled to be delivered to President Bush’s desk. On that day four years ago, in self-serving pageantry, President Bush flew onto the U.S.S. Lincoln in a fighter jet wearing a uniform he had no business wearing. In learning today that nine soldiers died the war supplemental bill should be delivered to him in a flag-draped coffin signifying what this war has cost the American people. Just think of the symbolism if our congress delivered it in that fashion.
President Bush has stated that he will veto this bill because of the language contained within it to draw down our troops. Well nine did draw down on Saturday as they drew their last breaths here on Earth.
In one week’s time, we have lost eighteen soldiers. On April 24th, we also lost nine soldiers. One wonders how many more. How many more? As it stands right now based on D.O.D. statistics, 3346 have lost their lives in Iraq as of today.
On Friday’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Mr. Olbermann had on as his guest, Larry Johnson who is a former CIA officer opining on George Tenet’s recently released book, At the Center of the Storm. As we all know, George Tenet just recently wrote this tell-all book in which he comes clean as far as the intelligence that led up to this war not squaring what was told to the American people. It also countered the presentation given to the UN Security Counsel by the former Secretary of State Colin Powell.