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She Used to At Least be Pretty

I’m still waiting for a link to the story, but here’s the teaser from above-the-mast at Drudge:

DEM HOUSE LEADER PELOSI TOLD REPORTERS THURSDAY: ‘I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REGRET ABOUT MY VOTE [AGAINST] THIS WAR. THE SAME QUESTIONS REMAIN. THE COST IN HUMAN LIVES, THE COST TO OUR BUDGET, PROBABLY 100 BILLION. WE COULD HAVE PROBABLY BROUGHT DOWN THAT STATUE FOR A LOT LESS’…

As of now, the tally of Coalition casaulties (that’s dead and injured) is under 600 — although that will go up as the fighting continues and the steam continues out of the Iraqi pressure cooker. Thirty years of totalitarian pressure doesn’t release all pretty-like.

Iraqi civilian deaths due to Coalition actios are thought to be in the 900-1,100 range. (Even the top-end number at the much-discredited Iraq Body Count is merely 1,411 as I write this.)

Iraqi military deaths? Frankly, that’s not our concern. We went there to remove a totalitarian regime, enforce 18 UNSC resolutions, find and destroy weapons of mass destruction, end support and sponsorship of terror, and liberate an oppressed people. Anyone shooting at an army with those goals gets what’s coming to them.

Anyway. If Nancy Pelosi thinks she could have come up with a plan better and cheaper (in dollars and lives) than the one Tommy Franks used, I’d dearly love to see it.

UPDATE: Here’s the link.