While I’m on the subject of terrorism, I want to comment on Rosie O’Donnell’s quote that got her booted off The View even sooner than she otherwise would have been. I’ve only seen a few minutes of The View and I didn’t see her racist imitation of Chinese people, but I do like Rosie O’Donnell regardless. And here is the quote:
“655,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Who are the terrorists?”
-Rosie O’Donnell from The View comparing U.S. activities with Islamic terrorism
For those of you who don’t agree with her, take a look at Paulitics
and A Lunatical Landscape, both which talk about the Lancet study (which Rosie references) and how it’s the most accurate count of Iraqi civilian deaths to date, and how the counts from other sources, including the U.N., are way off. I was skeptical when I first read about the count on A Lunatical Landscape because it was difficult for me to believe that the UN could be that far off. The New York Times had just reported the UN count of 34,452 killed during the entire year of 2006 and the Iraq Body Count was reporting 54,000 to 60,000 killed during the entire war, and I found it impossible to believe that even the liberal New York Times made no mention of the Lancet study, or the possibility that the UN count could be inaccurate. Now I believe the Lancet study and believe LunaKit, Paul(itics) and Rosie. Take a look for yourselves. I’m sure many of you will disagree, but then some of you still don’t believe global warming really exists either.