More power to Codepink!
“You cannot be compassionate and kill people in the war of choice, the war on Iraq,” Retired Colonel Ann Wright stood up and shouted while Rice was speaking at a ONE/US Global Leadership coalition event. “I’m an Army Colonel, I am a former US diplomat, and these wars of choice that both the Republicans and the Democrats have had are terrible for our national security.”
Rice, Bush, Cheney,Rumsfeld: they should all be under trial for the willfull destruction of a country, and the deaths of soldiers and civilians.
Yes, Hussein was a bad man. But our intervention hasn't accomplished any long term good. The longer we're there, the more the people hate us, the easier it is for Al-Qaeda to recruit. And the more soldiers come home with traumatic and long lasting injuries that we have an obligation to take care of, but, thanks to the ruinous actions of that same group of people, the money to do so won't be easy to find. We've spent too much on the war to afford the after-care.