March 19 Iraq War Blogswarm: Masters of War

What is it that’s worth the deaths of half a million children?
Their combined weight in oil that’s what.

William Bowles

Blum on Iraq:
"Despite the fact that it would be difficult to name a single area of Iraqi life which has improved as a result of the American actions, when the subject is Iraq and the person I’m having a discussion with has no other argument left to defend US policy there, at least at the moment, I may be asked: “Just tell me one thing, are you glad that Saddam Hussein is out of power?” And I say: “No”. And the person says: “No?” And I say: “No. Tell me, if you went into surgery to correct a knee problem and the surgeon mistakenly amputated your entire leg, what would you think if someone then asked you: Are you glad that you no longer have a knee problem?"

Mark (‘Gypsy Rose’) Steyn April 2003
“In a year’s time, Iraq will be, at a bare minimum, the least badly-governed state in the Arab World and, at best, pleasant, civilized and thriving.”

Roger Alton, Editor, The Observer, May 2004
"I mean, Fallujah might not yet be Maidstone, but from what I hear of Iraq, it is infinitely better than it was - there’s a plethora of newspapers, very free markets, a lot of education …

Young Iraqi translator, Baghdad, 2003
"I always knew the Americans would bring electricity back to Baghdad. I just never thought they'd be shooting it up my ass"
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