What should someone make of the Deputy Defense Secretary’s misstatement of the number dead American’s he sent to Iraq by 200 souls? Should we criticize him for not realizing how many American’s he previously justified sending to battle? Of course. But I’m looking for a silver lining here. Maybe Defense Secretary Paul the Chickenhawk Wolfowitz understated the number of dead because he really WISHED he wasn’t responsible for the deaths of so many American’s? If so, that would mean he acutually has a somewhat warm heart beating somewhere deep inside his body, and may finally be realizing how unfortunately disasterous his policies for Iraq have become.
Keep in mind that this is the same guy who admits the White House used WMDs to justify the war in Iraq not because they actually believed Iraq had them, but because it was an agreed upon way to justify invading a country that posed no immediate threat to the United States:
Yahoo! News – Pentagon’s No. 2 Flubs Iraq Casualties: “Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was asked about the toll at a hearing of a House Appropriations subcommittee. ‘It’s approximately 500, of which I can get the exact numbers approximately 350 are combat deaths,’ he responded “