13:47 GMT11 August 2020
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    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brought up the sensitive Iraq War issue when speaking about presidential impeachments amid the ongoing proceedings against Donald Trump. The conflict waged under George W. Bush resulted in over 65,000 civilian deaths and the displacement of five million people across the country.

    The recently aired comments by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she did know that George W. Bush was deceiving the public in order to start the Iraq War in 2003 have instantly hit a raw nerve with netizens. Even more so when she added, while speaking on CNN, that she did not quite feel that the lie was an impeachable offence.

    “Good Lord we need to get this ghoul out of public office ASAP", one frustrated user posted, suggesting that another Democrat should “get this monster out of office”:

    “There has never been a war or right wing coup that @Speaker Pelosi did not support. She also actively enabled human rights abuses under Bush AND Obama, long before Trump", another indignant netizen shared, whereas a different one suggested that it would be better if impeachment proceedings were targeting Pelosi instead of Trump:

    Many explicitly called for her prompt resignation:

    …while some contended  she  should not merely resign but face trial “by Bush’s side:”

    “Funny how the more profitable something is the less impeachable it becomes", another attentive-to-detail netizen dropped, assuming there was an economic interest behind her previous endorsement of ex-President Bush.

    In comments on CNN, Pelosi brought up Bush’s rhetoric that was used as a pretext to wage a war in Iraq, saying she “knew there were no nuclear weapons”. “In my view, that was not an impeachable offence", she rounded off.

    According to classified US military cables released by WikiLeaks in October 2010 that registered Iraqi and coalition deaths during January 2004 - December 2009,  the overall 109,032 recorded deaths fall into a number of categories: "Civilian" (66,081), "Host Nation" (15,196 ), "Enemy" (23,984 ), and "Friendly" (3,771).

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