Speaking at the Army War College this evening, President Bush just said that the work being done in Iraq right now is making America a safer place.
The death toll for US military in Iraq stands at 801 as he speaks. There have been 911 coalition casualties. (Yes, 911.)
Now, if, rather than going into Iraq, we had continued to help rebuild Afghanistan, had continued to search for Osama Bin Laden, how many of those 911 do you think would still be alive? How many of the uncounted US and other foreign civilians would still be alive? How many innocent Iraqi men, women and children would still be alive?
I thought about changing the title above to something less inflammatory. But, no, it's true, so I'm just gonna leave it as it is.