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steve-young.jpgOver at The Huffington Post, Steve Young (who I’ve never heard of before and, a little sadly, isn’t the Hall of Fame quarterback) has some kind words to send Bush’s way in an article called: “Is This President F*cking Crazy?! Or Is He Finally Being Truthful?”

Young takes Bush to task for saying, yesterday, that “war critics can no longer credibly argue that we are losing in Iraq, so now they argue the war costs too much.”

War critics can no longer credibly argue that we are losing in Iraq? Uhm, to borrow a phrase from a man who wants your job, yes. we. can.

Young looks at some of the numbers wrought from our winning ways in Iraq:

Five years and nearly 40,000 wounded (Pentagon #s) Americans.
Five years and nearly 90,000 Iraqi civilian deaths (Pentagon #s).
Five years and nearly 5,000,000 (35%) Iraqi children are orphans.
Five years and nearly 4,000,000 Iraq refugees.
The most difficult number to grasp is that on March 19th at a cost of $3,000,000,000,000 (the Bush Administration said it would run about $50,000,000….Hey, what’s six zeros?) to find 0 weapons of mass destruction (Pentagon #s) and 0 Iraq and Al Quaeda connections (Pentagon #s), we have suffered nearly 4,000 American soldiers’ deaths. Not numbers. Men and women.

All very bad things, but if that number for how many Iraqi kids are orphans is right, well fuck me man.

(Kudos to Steve Young, separate from his distaste for Bush’s comments, for being a Philly boy who went to the Sixers game yesterday and presumably was one of the many who gave Allen Iverson the warm “welcome home” return that few former Philly athletes get, but which A.I. absolutely deserved.)

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Five years and nearly 90,000 Iraqi civilian deaths (Pentagon #s).
Five years and nearly 5,000,000 (35%) Iraqi children are orphans.


Lessee...5 million kids orphaned because 90k civilians died. Assuming each orphan came from a single parent home, that gives each dead civilian about... 55.55 kids apiece? Can anyone say "clown car?"