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April 29, 2004
Wolfowitz No Count So Good

Paul Wolfowitz, key architect of the campaign to invade Iraq, should maybe pay a bit more attention to what he hath wrought.

At a hearing of a House Appropriations subcommittee, he was asked about the American death toll in Iraq.

"It's approximately 500, of which -- I can get the exact numbers -- approximately 350 are combat deaths," he responded

Oooh, sorry Paul, that's wrong. By more than 200 dead soldiers.

The correct answer was 722 dead of which 521 are combat deaths, though this number has probably gone up since I started this sentence. Too bad. We do have some lovely consolation prizes for you...

This bastard should be strapped down Clockwork Orange style and forced to watch Nightline tomorrow night.

Wolfowitz's spokesman said, "he misspoke."

A quick lesson: To misspeak is to make an unintentional verbal error, like calling someone John when their name is Jim, or referring to Condoleezza Rice as a man. Displaying your complete ignorance of the facts of a war you yourself created is not "misspeaking." Was he thinking of some other war?


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