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Monday, January 09, 2006

We're all worse off now

Thanks to Democratic Underground poster LynnTheDem for this amazing list of links which show all the "benefits" of the Bush regime, both to US citizens and to everyone else on this globe:


Iraq Worse Off Than When Saddam Was in Power /

Blix: Iraq Worse Off Now Than With Saddam

“Better off under Saddam”- The Iraqis admit

A woman's place is in the struggle: Iraqi women worse off under US-led Occupation

Iraqis: Worse Off Than Before the War?

Dean: Iraqi standard of living worse now

War left Iraqis worse off, says Short,12956,11783...

Iraq: The situation is worse than ever; Amnesty International

"Our Lives Are Worse Now"

child malnutrition rate doubled since bush's invasion

Iraqis 58 times more likely to die since bush's invasion

less oil & electricity since bush's invasion

less clean drinking water, sanitation, since bush's invasion

Iraqis Endure Worse Conditions Than Under Saddam

Iraq is Worse Off Than Before the War Began, GAO Reports

”We have a stronger jihadi presence in Iraq today than in March 2003,” noted Roger Cressey, the former director for Transnational Threats in Bush's National Security Council at a briefing at the libertarian Cato Institute earlier this week.

Americans & everyone else

Terrorism threat worse in wake of Iraq war

Iraq now terrorist central: analyst

Worldwide terrorism-related deaths on the rise /

US Losing the War on Terror in Iraq; The invasion of Iraq has increased, not decreased, the threat of terrorist attack

Occupation Made World Less Safe, Pro-War Institute Says

Iraq Invasion Hurt War on Terror

Musharraf: World more dangerous because of Iraq War

Blix Says Iraq War May Have Worsened Terror Threat

Poll: Aussies, Brits, Italians say Iraq war increased terrorism

Iraq intervention increased threat of terrorism

UK Government; Iraq war 'increased terror threat'

Iraq war has swollen ranks of al Qaeda,3604,10...

US State Department Corrects Report to Show Rise in Terrorism /

Iraq has become a terrorist spawning ground, CIA admits

Iraq Conflict Feeds International Terror Threat

Iraq now a terror training center

More comments from those in the know:

"Stand tall and publicly tell the America people the truth about another bad war that could well lead to another died-in-vain black wall. Or even worse."
-Col. David Hackworth

"Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land."
-President GHW Bush, 1998;

"Do we really want to occupy Iraq for the next 30 years? …In Japan, American occupation forces quickly became 50,000 friends. In Iraq, they would quickly become 50,000 terrorist targets…. Nations such as China can only view the prospect of an American military consumed for the next generation by the turmoil of the Middle East as a glorious windfall."
-James Webb, former Sec. of Navy under Ronald Reagan, Decorated Marine Veteran

"We are about to do something that will ignite a fuse in this region that we will rue the day we ever started."
-Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former Head of Central Command for U.S.

"A billion bitter enemies will rise out of this war."
- Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2003, Full page ad in Wall Street Journal by major GOP contributors

"Right now, the course we're on, we're achieving Bin Laden's ends…. I've never seen it so bad between the office of the secretary of defense and the military. There's a significant majority believing this is a disaster.

The two parties whose interests have been advanced have been the Iranians and al-Qaeda. Bin Laden could argue with some cogency that our going into Iraq was the equivalent of the Germans in Stalingrad. They defeated themselves by pouring more in there. Tragic."
-Gen. William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency

"The idea that this is going to go the way these guys planned is ludicrous. There are no good options."
-General Joseph Hoare, the former marine commandant and head of US Central Command

"No, I don't think we're winning. We're in trouble, we're in deep trouble in Iraq."
-Republican senator Chuck Hagel, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee


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