"Our troops are helping them build democracies that respect the rights of their people, uphold the rule of law and fight extremists alongside America in the war on terror" Bush said.
It is well known that the primary motive for Iraq occupation is oil:
"President Bush's Cabinet agreed in April 2001 that 'Iraq remains
a destabilising influence to the flow of oil to international markets
from the Middle East' and because this is an unacceptable risk to
the US 'military intervention' is necessary."
AS the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day on May 28, commemorating war dead, this will be the sixth Memorial Day in a row with the nation at war.
Since the beginning of US invasion of Iraq 3,433 U.S. personnel have died and more than 25,500 have been wounded, Pentagon figures show. In Afghanistan, 387 U.S. troops have been killed and 1,250 wounded since October 2001.
Iraq civillian casualites stand as many as 70471 according to a database compiled by Iraqbodycount.org.
In the US, the majority of the population is favor of pulling out of this war and the last Congressional elections saw both houses go back to Democratic majority.
It was only last thursday a divided US Congress finally approved $100 billion (€74.4 billion) to keep fighting the war in Iraq. Mr. Bush had earlier vetoed a bill drafted by democrats which tied funding with troop pullout date.
So when does Mr. Bush realize folly of his Iraq venture and do something to end it?
Probably never because that would mean admitting the wrongs he has done to the Iraqi people and the American people.
The world will likely have to wait till another American President is elected in 2008.