4,000 U.S. Deaths in Iraq

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4,000 dead in an undeclared war that No United States Citizen supports. 4,000 dead, never to return to home, family, friends or loved ones. 4,000 dead that should NEVER have died in the first place for they were sent away on lies and deceit from a man who STOLE the Presidency. 4,000 DEAD!
We reached that milestone on Easter Day. Can there be anything more ironic? Can there be any greater clue that God is against this war? Is there any doubt left in your minds that we are NOT the saviors of the world?

U.S. Deaths in Iraq War Reach 4,000; Green Zone Is Shelled

The Green Zone assault began shortly before 6 a.m., waking U.S. military personnel, then resumed later in the day and continued into the evening. Four people received medical treatment, U.S. Embassy spokesman Philip T. Reeker said. He said he did not know the identities of those injured or their medical status.

No group asserted responsibility, but similar attacks in the past have been tied to Shiite extremist groups.

The fatal attack on the U.S. patrol in Baghdad also injured one soldier, but further details were not available. The U.S. death toll of 4,000 includes eight Defense Department civilians.

The violence will not stop so long as the United States is in Iraq. What part of this doesn’t the Military and Congress understand? There are NO WMD, nothing chemical or nuclear. It was all lies. Why should American Blood be spilled for MONEY? These are precious lives being wasted. Lives that could be productive here in the United States. Lives with lovers, friends and family now wiped from the face of the earth for greedy men. Men with names such as Bush, Morgan, Rockefeller, and Cheney.

Is it time to have those in the Oval Office, Congress and the Military to submit to Psych evaluations? Apparently their agendas do not include sanity or we would not still be in Iraq. By now it should be clear that WE are the PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION and bush be DAMNED in the lies he tells. BRING OUR TROOPS HOME you good for nothing Congress! Do something RIGHT for a change or be replaced. And NO to war with Iran!!!

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Is there No compassion in Congress? Is there no sense? Either declare war or bring our Men and Women home! But you pussies who sit and debate and himm and haw and do nothing do not deserve the respect of the United States Citizens. To earn our respect you would have to do something constructive about this situation!

It is time to retire this Congress and get those in their place who will do the jobs these were hired for. Let’s make it clear to Congress that We the People are the deciders and that making no decisions that are worthwhile will get them booted out on their asses!

And then there is this gem from JustForeignNews:

U.S. Pushed Allies on Iraq, Diplomat Writes
Chilean Envoy to U.N. Recounts Threats of Retaliation in Run-Up to Invasion

Colum Lynch, Washington Post, Sunday, March 23, 2008; A11

In the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration threatened trade reprisals against friendly countries who withheld their support, spied on its allies, and pressed for the recall of U.N. envoys that resisted U.S. pressure to endorse the war, according to an upcoming book by a top Chilean diplomat.

The rough-and-tumble diplomatic strategy has generated lasting “bitterness” and “deep mistrust” in Washington’s relations with allies in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, Heraldo Munoz, Chile’s ambassador to the United Nations, writes in his book “A Solitary War: A Diplomat’s Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons,” set for publication next month. “In the aftermath of the invasion, allies loyal to the United States were rejected, mocked and even punished” for their refusal to back a U.N. resolution authorizing military action against Saddam Hussein’s government, Munoz writes.

But the tough talk dissipated as the war situation worsened, and President Bush came to reach out to many of the same allies that he had spurned. Munoz’s account suggests that the U.S. strategy backfired in Latin America, damaging the administration’s standing in a region that has long been dubious of U.S. military intervention.

Munoz details key roles by Chile and Mexico, the Security Council’s two Latin members at the time, in the run-up to the war: Then-U.N. Ambassadors Juan Gabriel Valdes of Chile and Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico helped thwart U.S. and British efforts to rally support among the council’s six undecided members for a resolution authorizing the U.S.-led invasion.

The book portrays Bush personally prodding the leaders of those six governments – Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Guinea, Mexico and Pakistan – to support the war resolution, a strategy aimed at demonstrating broad support for U.S. military plans, despite the French threat to veto the resolution.

In the weeks preceding the war, Bush made several appeals to Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and Mexican President Vicente Fox to rein in their diplomats and support U.S. war aims. “We have problems with your ambassador at the U.N.,” Bush told Fox at a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Los Cabos, Mexico, in late 2002.

“It’s time to bring up the vote, Ricardo. We’ve had this debate too long,” Bush told the Chilean president on March 11, 2003. “Bush had referred to Lagos by his first name, but as the conversation drew to a close and Lagos refused to support the resolution as it stood, Bush shifted to a cool and aloof ‘Mr. President,’ ” Munoz writes.”Next Monday, time is up,” Bush told Lagos.

Senior U.S. diplomats sought to thwart a last-minute attempt by Chile to broker a compromise that would delay military action for weeks, providing Iraq with a final chance to demonstrate that it had fully complied with disarmament requirements.

On March 14, 2003, less than one week before the invasion, Chile hosted a meeting of diplomats from the six undecided governments to discuss its proposal. But then-U.S. Ambassador John D. Negroponte and then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell moved quickly to quash the initiative, warning them that the effort was viewed as “an unfriendly act” designed to isolate the United States. The diplomats received calls from their governments ordering them to “leave the meeting immediately,” Munoz writes.

Aguilar Zinser, who died in 2005, was forced out of the Mexican government after publicly accusing the United States of treating Mexico like its “back yard” during the war negotiations. Valdes was transferred to Argentina, where he served as Chile’s top envoy, and Munoz, a Chilean minister and onetime classmate of Condoleezza Rice at the University of Denver, was sent to the United Nations in June 2003 to patch up relations with the United States.

In the days after the invasion, the National Security Council’s top Latin American expert, John F. Maisto, invited Munoz to the White House to convey the message to Lagos, that his country’s position at the United Nations had jeopardized prospects for the speedy Senate ratification of a free-trade pact. “Chile has lost some influence,” he said. “President Bush is truly disappointed with Lagos, but he is furious with Fox. With Mexico, the president feels betrayed; with Chile, frustrated and let down.”

Munoz said relations remained tense at the United Nations, where the United States sought support for resolutions authorizing the occupation of Iraq. He said that small countries met privately in a secure room at the German mission that was impervious to suspected U.S. eavesdropping. “It reminded me of a submarine or a giant safe,” Munoz said in an interview. The United States, he added, expressed “its displeasure” to the German government every time they held a meeting in the secure room. “They couldn’t listen to what was going on.”

Are we going to sit idly by while our Government strong arms the rest of the world in order to get what it wants? How dare governor bush do this? How dare Congress allow this to continue? Lies on lies and threats to get what they want. Doesn’t that sound like a dictator? This is NOT what the United States of America is about.

I checked out the obituary for Aguilar Zinser who died in 2005. Did you know he died in a car crash? Now how suspicious is that? Read Here:

One has to wonder if he wasn’t retired permanently by our Government since he didn’t agree with them. It wasn’t enough for them just to get him ousted from his position, they had to have him removed totally. And yes, I do believe this. Those in power do not like to be opposed. Seems the United States has quite a history of overthrowing governments. Just look at the Hawaiians.

I’m disgusted by Congress and the White House administration. It seems they’re nothing but criminals and special interest groups in power. There is no honor, no integrity, nothing but money grubbing pimps. I have this picture in my head of someone throwing money on the floor and all of them down on their hands and knees scooping it up. Some pretty picture that makes! Ya, bend over baby!

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~ by justmytruth on March 26, 2008.

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