Wounded total to 12/18/1I: 54,834
Iraqi Civilians Killed: 1,366,350
Afghanistan Civilians Killed: 56,250
- Inability to deal with corporate corruption.
- Imperial over-stretch is leading to fiscal insolvency ( 900 plus bases throughout the world )
- Inability to reform, thus accelerating the inevitable fall.
Tony Blair sporting his Yarmulke and the self-satisfied smirk of an AIPAC supported war criminal.
Excerpt: " It is impossible to read Steinbeck's masterpiece without thinking about our own soldiers in Iraq , about their daily fear, the growing tendency for revenge, the agony of conquest. 'The Moon is Down' is not primarily about the Norwegian people, or even about the resistance. It's about the terror, the self-doubts, the slow transformation of arrogance to self-loathing, under which invaders live... 'The Moon is Down' is not about the violence; it's about the psychology of occupation. Steinbeck focuses on the inability of occupying soldiers to cope with the ingratitude of a "liberated" people. Germans trusted their leaders and expected to be greeted with flowers, not contempt. The public hatred of the occupation, not sabotage alone, destroys German morale ... When a lieutenant is upset by the hostility of the local population, his commander admonishes him: "I will not lie to you, Lieutenant. They should have trained you for this, and not for flower-strewn streets. They should have built your soul with truth, not led you along with lies. But you took the job, Lieutenant. We can't take care of your soul."