Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mission Accomplished: 4 Year Anniversary

On May 1, 2003, President Bush stood underneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and announced that “Major combat operations have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the situation then, compared to the situation now:

U.S. Troops Wounded: May 1, 2003--542; Today --24,912
U.S. Troops Killed: May 1, 2003--139; Today --3,351
Contractors Killed: May 1, 2003--69; Today --916
Journalists and Media Assistants: Killed May 1, 2003--11; Today --167
U.S. Forces in Iraq: May 1, 2003--150,000; Today-- 146,000

Cost to U.S. Taxpayers: May 1, 2003--$79 billion; Today--$421 billion
Approval of Bush’s Handling of Iraq: May 1, 2003--75%; Today-- 24%
Percentage of Americans who Believe The Iraq War Was “Worth Fighting”: May 1, 2003--70%; Today--34%
Bush’s Overall Job Approval: May 1, 2003--71%; Today--32%

They left out how many Iraqis have been killed in the past 4 years though-- several hundred thousand-- just horrific.

Bush is a war criminal.