In evaluating Bush Estimates 30,000 Iraqis killed in Gulf War II, there are three options to consider. One, that the President's staff doesn't have the courage to brief him about the true human costs of his war, or that he doesn't care, or that he is flat-out lying for political gain.
Over a year ago, the medical journal Lancet, one of the most respected publications in the West, reported that over 100,000 Iraqis had died due to this war. As the violence has not diminished in Iraq, but only increased, it stands to reason that the figure is much higher now.
Furthermore, the office of the President has been understating our casualties. That's right. Minimizing the cost of war will ultimately cost the Republican Party its power, and I hope that happens in 2006. We cannot afford to take any more of this "conservative" administration that consistently underestimates the costs of everything it undertakes.
The war, Medicare prescription benefits, you name it. Our federal deficit is now running in the area of EIGHT TRILLION DOLLARS and growing every second. How long do you want your grandchildren to pay for the deadly trajectory of the Bush administration, and those Republican administrations that preceded it? Why are we allowing the Bush administration to mortgage our future even more with this illegal and immoral war?