One Million Dead by tristero

One Million Dead 

by tristero

As awful a president as Donald Trump already is, he hasn't yet done anything remotely as terrible as George W. Bush:
No one knows for certain how many Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion 15 years ago. Some credible estimates put the number at more than one million. You can read that sentence again. 
To those who will tell you that hindsight is 20/20, I am here to tell you that not only I but nearly everyone on Planet Earth knew back in 2003 that the Bush/Iraq war was a catastrophically insane decision. While many Americans drank the Bush administrations Kool Aid,  millions of people marched all over the world and even in the US itself, begging the US government not to invade. We knew, people, we knew. And we knew then. No one in a position of power listened.

And the war came. Over one million dead. With many more casualties to come from Bush's senseless, malevolent stupidity.

There is something seriously wrong with a country that would forget the crimes of a man so soaked in the blood of innocents as George Bush. There is something truly twisted in a society that would rehabilitate Bush into some grotesque kind of avuncular presence (wowie zowie, he paints!).

To be sure, Donald Trump is the direct consequence of our moral and cultural derangement.