Looney tune lefties claim that President Bush's invasion of Iraq has resulted in the deaths of 100,000 innocent civilians. Of course, this is just another in a long line of falsehoods, like Bush "lied" about weapons of mass destruction, it's a war for oil, blah, blah, blah.
Lefties are the folks who claim to care so much more than us greedy, wicked Republicans about human rights, innocent suffering and loss of life. Yet their silence on the discovery of mass graves filled with children in Iraq puts the lie to that claim. Saddam Hussein went on a death spree for decades that would make the Asian Tsunami in December of 2004 look like a pool party gone bad. The death toll under his genocidal reign of terror can be equated to one of the worst car bombings we often see reported on the news from Baghdad. Yet, this horror is repeated every single day for years and years.
In an effort to induce some rational perspective on the cost and value of the Iraq war of freedom, I first posted on this subject in April, 2005 based on a Logic Times article which goes into substantial depth with excellent documentation. Dan at Logic Times has updated these comparisons with some new numbers, outlined in the chart below:
Logic Times process for determining the civilian casualty number is in this thorough exposition: "The Civilian Casualty Fable."
By any honest and objective measure of goodness and right, the Iraq war was justified on so many levels, not least of which is it's central role in the wider war. But as anyone who have ever visited a Nazi Concentration Camp can tell you, there is right and there is wrong in this world. The decision to free Iraq was right!
There are people in this world who believe that the Nazi Holocaust never occured, that it was a "lie." Many of these folks may also believe that the attacks on September 11th were staged by the CIA. Some may even believe that the mass graves uncovered in Iraq are also a "lie." These attitudes are minority views within even the moonbat community to be sure. But the reality challenged psychosis this set of persons demonstrates cannot be avoided. It fits in with the claim by the former Canadian Defense Minister that Bush is planning a war with UFOs on the moon.