Iraq War Body Count…

I enjoy reading Anand Sharma’s weblog. He has great technology content mixed in with very good political posts. He and I disagree on a number of points but his arguements are stong and his material is always factual.

Anyhow, we are in another quality discussion on the topic of “body counts” in the Iraq War. He is trying to pin the death tolls to President Bush. I am very against that. I put the death toll mostly on Saddam and partly on the UN for not standing by all the resolutions they had for Iraq.

Either way, you can see the discussion on his blog.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Mark


    Thanks for pointing out the discussion but I will not be joining you. Sorry but life is too short. 😉

  2. Erik Weibust

    No problem. I just wanted to point out a post on another site that was grabbing my attention.

    And, aren’t we all busy…. 🙂


  3. David M.

    Erik, I agree with mark. I am a very poor debater, so I just let people like Annan say it for me.

    Day before yesterday, I read your post titled “Im sick of John kerry’s….” and I was going to write on my blog about it, but I just couldn’t find the words.

    What troubles me the most is that Bush supporters don’t see no fault in what he did at all. They have such a hard time even admitting that he has the slightest fault.

    Im not saying Kerry is perfect either, but I can sure admit his faults. I don’t know if I’ll vote for Kerry or not anyway, I have plenty of time to think about that. But I do know I am not voting for Bush, not because he’s a Republican, but because he hasn’t earned my trust nor my heart in the 4 years he’s been in office.

    David M.

  4. Erik Weibust


    I respect your opinion and am glad you took the time to put it down here.

    What faults does Bush have that you would like his supporters to recognize? I will admit he has made some mistakes. I don’t think there has been a President that hasn’t made mistakes.

    Also, you mentioned that Bush hasn’t earned your trust. Did he do anything to loose your trust? I personally give people the “benefit of the doubt” when I’m getting to know them or learn about them. I don’t make them “prove” they are truthful. I assume them to be and if they aren’t truthful with me I find out why and then maybe change my opinion. With President Bush I haven’t seen any cases of him lying to the US people. Have you?


  5. David M.

    Hi Erik,

    My response got a little long, so I decided to post it on my blog and trackback.

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