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The War in Iraq: The Myth, The Truth and the Consequences

Written By David D'Angelo on Thursday, August 14, 2008 | 8/14/2008

Almost a year ago I wrote this article and now I am bringing it back up in this blog to send the message of this untimely and unjustified War in Iraq. I do not in any way uphold terrorism nor support this ideology but do you think that because of this countless men, women and children should also suffer? Read on...

These are the faces of freedom, democracy and a new era that all civilization in the world must emulate

Now... that was a myth! Why would the face of freedom be painted as hundred of people dying and suffering, as people dying by the day to suicide bombers. Ahhh... it was not their fault, it was the fault of extremist in Iraq. Why is the face of democracy painted with the figure of someone dictating what is good for them and why is the gun pointed at a sovereign nation? Now... that was democracy. Is this the new era of civilization where one country dominates the other? Where a country says what is right or wrong? I do not think so.

Different countries have different circumstances and before we go at things we should be analyzing them. Is the situation way back in Iraq, the same way as the regime in Burma? I think they are far different. The situation in Iraq is a country were different warlords and factions want to take hold of power thus it needs a leader who is strong and has the will to do it. Perhaps Saddam Hussein is not so democratic but had we seen that much violence during his time?

I do not condone what Saddam did and how he manage his country and I do not condone as well what Bush is doing with pursuing his so called "War on Terror". People die by the day and there seems to be no way of stopping this seamless insurgency and series of suicide bombings in Iraq. For as long as the United States and other countries is there and force their ideas on that country the attacks will never cease.

Sometimes, we need to let the people in a country do their will and act for what they want. They must shape their own country for it is their future. Democracy may be a good government because it nurtures freedom but let us face it, it is not the best government either nor it is applicable to all countries in the world.

As many as 1 of every 10 soldiers from the war on terror evacuated to the Army's biggest hospital in Europe was sent there for mental problems.

Between 8 and 10 percent of nearly 12,000 soldiers from the war on terror, mostly from Iraq, treated at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany had "psychiatric or behavioral health issues," according to the commander of the hospital, Col. Rhonda Cornum.

That means about 1,000 soldiers were evacuated for mental problems.

The hospital has treated 11,754 soldiers from the war on terror, with 9,651 from Iraq and the rest from Afghanistan, according to data released by the hospital.

Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll conducted August 12-19, 2007 estimated 1,220,580 violent deaths due to the Iraq War. A nationally representative sample of 1,499 Iraqi adults answered whether any members of their household (living under their roof) were killed due to the Iraq War. 22% of the respondents had lost one or more household members. ORB reported that "48% died from a gunshot wound, 20% from the impact of a car bomb, 9% from aerial bombardment, 6% as a result of an accident and 6% from another blast/ordnance

The Lancet study's figure of 654,965 excess deaths through the end of June 2006 is based on household survey data. The estimate is for all excess violent and nonviolent deaths. That also includes those due to increased lawlessness, degraded infrastructure, poorer healthcare, etc.. 601,027 deaths (range of 426,369 to 793,663 using a 95% confidence interval) were estimated to be due to violence. 31% of those were attributed to the Coalition, 24% to others, 46% unknown. The causes of violent deaths were gunshot (56%), car bomb (13%), other explosion/ordnance (14%), air strike (13%), accident (2%), unknown (2%).

Among other death tolls in Iraq includes: (1) 7,479 total police and military killed through 26 September 2007; (2) 112 journalists, 40 media support workers, and 95 aid workers have been killed. Totals as listed at source pages on 25 September 2007; (3) At least 933 contractor or worker deaths from other countries between March 2003 and July 3, 2007.

Is this the cost of restoring democracy, freedom and a so called new era or is this a war to gain supremacy and the Middle East Oil cartel? Where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that Bush told were so dangerous? Have there been any one WMD found so far? Why are Iraqis threated like pigs in Abu Gharib?

It is all up to you, dear readers to figure it out if this war if worth it or not.

7 comments:

ashley2000 said...

Its really sad to see kids going through living hell. And to think some kids live though it and have to live the rest of there life's with scars on there body's. Wish Iraq and Russia would understand that the USA is NOT going to bomb them and they can STOP making Nuclear bombs. Please lets all get along.

Anonymous said...

Before you start talking about how this is our fault you better start looking at the country before our brothers and sisters stepped in.

Scott87 said...

Ok to the 'anonymous' person who commented...
First of all people live how they live, they are just like you and me, they have to live with the cards that they are delt.
By that I mean that such countries like africa and asia are poorer compaired to the USA and UK,I mean they deal with poverty everyday and what do they do...they just deal with it because they dont know no difference, to them its just everyday life, its the norm, its just the USA has different norms to them.
Whats so troublsome is that the USA has to feel like it has to include everyone(by that i mean equal powered countries) in order to so called 'help' those less fortunate than themselves.To be honest nothing can be solved by war, all that is brought on by war is pain and suffering from both sides of the conflict.
Alot of people know that going into this war was a big mistake for the fact that there was no Weapons Of Mass Destruction and how in the world can you fight a war on terror? I think that what people need to ask themselves is why is there hundreds of thousands of troops from around the world in Iraq, when terror is back at home on their doorsteps waiting to be found.George Bush says hes trying to 'Stop terrorism' but how can you possibly stop it when its all over the world not just in one place?
Also if you havnt noticed, einsteins of the world, the fuel prices are going up and guess who has the larget stock pile of oil left in the world...yep you guessed it, its Iraq.
Thats all this war is about, its simple...its oil...

Shen said...

I greatly agree with what you said the War on Iraq is also a War on Oil.

Guest said...

Think about what these innocent people are going through , fuck the oil.Save a life .







ps.if they grew weed and made oil out of the , there would'nt be any problem , it would solve teh economic crisis.

David D'Angelo said...

What do you mean grew weed?

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