It is has been 5 years…

2 04 2008

Last week marked the five year anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq…here is what the former chief UN weapons inspector had to say about it….

LONDON (AFP) – Hans Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector, slammed the Iraq war as a “tragedy” and blamed it on leaders ignoring the facts, in a comment piece published Thursday.

Writing in The Guardian on the five-year anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, Blix, who clashed with Washington in the run-up to the Iraq war, described the war as “a tragedy — for Iraq, for the US, for the UN, for truth and human dignity.”

In the sub-headline to the comment piece, Blix, who headed the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, wrote that responsibility for the war “must lie with those who ignored the facts five years ago”.

At the time of the Iraq war, Blix accused the US and Britain of exaggerating the threat from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s alleged “weapons of mass destruction” — traces of which have never been found.

In his comment piece, he said the war was a “setback in the world’s efforts to develop legal restraints on the use of armed force between states” and added that in 2003, “Iraq was not a real or imminent threat to anybody.”

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U.S. MILITARY DEATHS (IRAQ): 4011
U.S. MILITARY WOUNDED (IRAQ): 29496
IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: 151000
‘EXCESS’ IRAQI DEATHS: 655000
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5 04 2008
SuhailW

What a shame!!! ALL those DEATHS…for no rhyme or reason!!! How does Bush even call himself human!?

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