A whole lot less than were killed in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki where we intentionally targeted civilians.
Ah grasshopper, take BOTH of Bushie's quotes together for the reason I posted it.
Let's start again.
Originally Posted by GWB 1/15/09
In the 21st century, security and prosperity at home depend on the expansion of liberty abroad. If America does not lead the cause of freedom, that cause will not be led.
Originally Posted by GWB 1/15/09 -- Next Paragraph
Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere.
So how many Iraqi civilians were killed during Shock and Awe starting March 20, 2003?
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were to END a war, not start one. And the death tolls from those two [approx 100K] don't add up to the Shock and Awe of the first month of bombing of Iraq [220K].
Of course more died afterward in Hiroshima and Nagasaki from radiation and injuries but again more died from injuries and starvation in Iraq afterward also. Neither were high marks of civilization. One, however does not excuse the other.
The SUBJECT OF THE POST was the complete conflict of Bushie between his two opposing views, just one minute apart. First to push "freedom" to the world and second that "Murdering the innocent to advance an ideology is wrong every time, everywhere". See where you managed to get distracted.