Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Four bloody years

Four years ago today, the US invaded Iraq. Since then, 3,218 coalition troops and an estimated 655,000 Iraqis have been killed, while an estimated 3.9 million Iraqis have been forced to flee from their homes. A low-level civil war is raging, whole neighbourhoods are being ethnicly clensed, torture is rife, death squads kill with impunity, and even the man who toppled Saddam's statue thinks things were better under Saddam - and he was sent to Abu Ghraib by Uday Hussein.

The war has in short been a disaster - and that's without even looking at the lies the Bush and Blair administrations told to get their countries into it. And after four years of this, Bush is still pleading that "victory" will take "months, not days or weeks". After four years of "just a few more months", its getting pretty stale. At this stage, it is clear to everyone but George Bush that the war is lost, and the best thing the US can do is admit it and go home.