Rove: What It All Means

From Holden:

What is the entire drama over Karl Rove’s treason really about? What does it revolve around?

We’ve all known for years that Rove is a Nixonian trickster who will stop at nothing to win. Just ask former Texas Governor Mark White of Senator John McCain. But the evil that is Karl Rove is not what is important here.

The importance of the ongoing drama resides in the fact that the President of the United States lied to Congress, the American People, and the world at large in order to initiate a war of aggression. Karl Rove committed treason in an attempt to silence a whistleblower, but the lies of George W. Bush are the heart of the matter.

And Bush’s lies have resulted in the deaths of 1,756 American soldiers and 128,000 Iraqis.

An Iraqi humanitarian organization that follows the human rights situation in the country announced on Monday morning that the number of Iraqis killed since the US occupation of Iraq has now topped 128,000.

Dr. Hatim al-‘Alwani, Chairman of the ‘Iraqiyun humanitarian organization in Baghdad told the correspondent for Mafkarat al-Islam that everyone who has been killed since the US invasion must be seen as victims of that invasion.

Al-‘Alawani said that 55 percent of those killed have been women and children aged 12 and under.

Asked how these data were obtained, Dr al-‘Alwani said that relatives and families of victims supplied information, as did Iraqi hospitals in all the country’s provinces.

It should be noted that the figure of 128,000 quoted by “al-‘Iraqiyun” only includes those whose relatives have been informed of their deaths. Those who were abducted or assassinated and not heard from – and there are many such cases – were not included in the count.