Lawyer’s “Creative Accounting” of Civilian Casualties in Iraq
By Con George-Kotzabasis
How pathetic, unimaginative, narrow minded, and mean is this political analysis about the war in Iraq and war in general. Attorney Tranter is using “accounting” methods, since she lacks imagination, and indeed, “creative accounting” as she is increasing the number of civilian casualties in Iraq by four to one to make her case of ‘War: not in my name.’ She is blind to the fact that the attack on 9/11 was a dress rehearsal of what the Islamist fanatics had in store for Western civilization.
With the leaps and bounds of technology and the ever becoming easy way for one to obtain the knowledge of this technology, the terrorists have a great potential in the near future to acquire weapons of mass destruction and indeed nuclear ones that they would use relentlessly against civilians in the West whose casualties would dwarf even her creative accounting figures of civilian casualties in Iraq.
In her typical mechanistic thinking as a trained lawyer, she cannot see that both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were and are preventive wars whose goal is to abort the coupling of rogue Islamist states with the holy warriors of Islam that would threaten the foundations of all modern civilized life.
I would suggest to her that she sticks to her vocation as an attorney and not delve in the intricate matters of war and peace in which it’s obvious she is completely unqualified, incompetent, and effete.