I've generally tried to keep this blog fairly apolitical, but some matters just beg to be commented on. Like Bush Sr. and Dick Cheney's collusion in silencing the American and international press during the last Gulf 'conflict.' All in a (sadly, mostly succesful) effort to convince the American people that there could be such a thing as war without death:
"Schwarzkopf repeatedly brushed off questions about the Iraqi death toll when the ground war ended in early March. Not until 2000, during a television broadcast, would he estimate Iraq losses in the tens of thousands. The only precise estimate came from Cheney. In a formal report to Congress, Cheney said U.S. soldiers found only 457 Iraqi bodies on the battlefield."