9/11 Commish: Iraqis Are Not "People". On Meet the Press this morning, 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean noted that "less people have died in Iraq so far than have died on 9/11." ... Three responses: (1) the US military estimates that over 100,000 Iraqis have been killed in the ongoing invasion, (2) why does Kean continue to make subtle connections between Iraq and 9/11? and (3) it is apparently asking too much to have the media, aka the White House stenographers, correct such bold-faced lies.
Just more bullshit from Kean, who until quite recently was in business with Khalid bin Mahfouz, one of the world's top financiers of terrorism and Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law. That juicy tidbit was reported in January 2003 by that wild conspiracy rag ... Fortune Magazine (Original URL: http://www.fortune.com/fortune/articles/0,15114,410237,00.html).
Orwell at work: This report mentions the damage done by "an insurgent vehicle-borne improvised explosive device" -- i.e., a car bomb.