“Bush speech hails Iraq ‘victory'”

March 19, 2008 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Iraq War | Leave a comment
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Hasn’t he learnt anything from ‘Mission Accomplished’?


Speaking at the Pentagon, Mr Bush said “removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision”. And he went on to say that the recent “surge” of US troops to Iraq has brought about “a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror”. The speech comes amid criticism in the US of the war, with some critics pointing to its high cost.

In his speech, Mr Bush dismissed what he called the “exaggerated estimates” of the cost. And he added: “The costs are necessary when we consider the cost of a strategic victory for our enemies in Iraq.”

Guess he won’t be buying into that $3 trillion cost estimate any time soon, but then his administration first tried to predict that this resounding triumph would only cost $1.7 billion, so they’ve never been great with numbers.


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