2,000 US soldiers killed in Iraq between March 13, 2003-October 25, 2005
(1,863 killed between 1957-1965 in Vietnam)
Who are the fallen soldiers?
198 Other US coalition soldiers killed
15,000+ US soldiers wounded in Iraq
26,000-30,000 Iraqi civilians killed in Iraq
100 journalists killed in Iraq
No WMDs found
No links between Saddam & Osama bin Laden (still free)
No greetings with flowers and flags
More global terrorism each year since the 2003 invasion of Iraq
More sophisticated attacks against US and coalition troops each year
A divided Iraqi state with a strong, Islamicist Shiite government linked to Iran
$203,463,100+ in US funds spent so far on Iraq....
CAUSA BELLI by Andrew Motion
They read good books, and quote, but never learn
a language other than the scream of rocket-burn.
Our straighter talk is drowned but ironclad:
elections, money, empire, oil and Dad.
Copyright © 2003, Andrew Motion, on PoetryInternational.com
Andrew Motion is the Poet Laureate of the UK