As we have listened to endless coverage of O.J. Simpson’s arrest for armed robbery; do we really need to hear his name or see his face considering the insurmountable causalities in Iraq? Personally, I do hope they get him this time. But, leave that to the judicial system of Clark County, Nevada.
What we really should be focusing on is the casualty rate in Iraq. In their email alerts sent out everyday, Buzzflash.com includes the both the number of military casualties as well as Iraqi. Thank you, Buzzflash.com for your public service. For quite sometime now, they have been reporting that one million Iraqis lives have been ended in this “war of oil” as cited by Alan Greenspan (former Federal Reserve Chair).
The source they have been using is Just Foreign Policy and as one reads this article, according to them, 1,044,667 innocent Iraqis have been killed since the beginning of our illegal occupation of that country.Just the other day, the mainstream media caught up with the alternative media in reporting this number. I speak of the LA Times article, Poll: Civilian toll in Iraq may top 1M. According to their report, “a new survey suggested that the civilian death toll from the war could be more than 1 million.” Just stop and think of that number for a while. It is a holocaust as I have written of this atrocity from day one.During the nineties, the Republican leadership went after former President Bill Clinton seething with venom for lying to the American people concerning his affair with Monica Lewinsky. In fact they impeached him and he was later acquitted by the senate. It started with the Whitewater land deal and worked its way down to this intern. Later on, the investigation itself was found to be without merit and we the taxpayers were stuck with a $70 million dollar bill. They even used FBI resources to check the stain on that little blue dress. I call that pathetic!Now fast forward to when incoming Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said of President Bush that “Impeachment was off the table” Looking at the numbers above where one million innocent people murdered due to Bush’s many lies; I ask you who deserves impeachment? After reading the LA Times article considering most in power pay little attention to the alternative media, I am beyond words why both sides are not demanding that both Bush and Cheney be impeached. Reading where one million Iraqis are now dead as a result of a Republican president, to the Republicans in both the House and the Senate, not to hold two of your own responsible meaning Bush and Cheney, you are beyond contempt.I am especially at a loss when our presidential candidates on both sides are not speaking of this unfathomable number dead. Not to diminish the lives lost on September 11th, but why isn’t anyone these candidates calling out for justice as one million Iraqis have been murdered by the Bush administration? Many will speak of how we should handle Iraq; I think Iraq has been handled enough. Don’t you?Considering that there were no weapons of mass destruction, considering there was no Iraqi connection to 9/11, and considering the fact there was no Iraq/Niger connection in which Iraq was seeking to purchase yellow cake, these lies by the Bush make Clinton look like an alter boy.First of all, Bush lied to congress which is an impeachable offense, but it surely does not even compare to when one million are dead as a result of those lies. What does it take coming from the cowards in Washington to hold both Bush and Cheney responsible for these crimes?Most of all, since this number is out there for everyone to read via the LA Times; exactly where is the outrage coming from the American people to demand that both Bush and Cheney be held responsible. Oh yeah, they are too fixed on O.J.The reason given that impeachment would not be sought is so that this 110th congress could focus on the people’s business namely the Iraq War. Well seeing how the other side namely the Republican Party has been of no help getting things done on behalf of the American people, I say full steam ahead and start the investigations. That should be the charge led by the Democratic majority.To the American people, one million innocent Iraqis blood is now on your hands. It is time to hold both Bush and Cheney responsible. The time has come to call for both of their impeachments and ultimately for the both of them to stand trial for crimes against humanity. When exactly will your outrage come? Your silence is deafening.Author’s email address is, firstname.lastname@example.org