In his forthcoming new book, former war criminal secretary Donald Rumsfeld says thatÂ the war in Iraq has been worth the cost. If only we sent more troops to their death, says Rumsfeld, then it might have helped. Worth the cost for whom? Helped whom?
Was the debacle in Iraq worth it toÂ the thousands of U.S. soldiers who diedÂ for a lieÂ and in vain? Was it worth it to U.S. soldiers who suffer from mental and physical agony? Was it worth it to theÂ families of dead American soldiers who still suffer from their loss? Was it worth it to the U.S. taxpayers? Was it worth it to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who would still be alive under Saddam Hussein? (yes, of course, Saddam was evil).
It might haveÂ been worth it to Bush so he could be a war president like FDR, Truman, Lincoln, and the rest. It might have been worth it to Rumsfeld so he could be famous and write this book. It might have worth it to military officers who moved up in the ranks and didn’t have to do any actual fighting. I don’t know who else would think the war was worth it.