Delusion

A delusion is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception. (Wikipedia)
The Times (UK) reports that "President Bush has admitted that his rhetoric made the world believe that he was a 'guy really anxious for war' in Iraq...I think that in retrospect I could have used a different tone, a different rhetoric. Phrases such as 'bring them on' or 'dead or alive,' he said, 'indicated to people that I was, you know, not a man of peace.' http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world
Statistics to date:
US military killed - 4,096 (reported by Dept. of Defense)
US military wounded - 30,033
Iraqi deaths - 84-92,000 (Iraqbodycount.org)

Draw your own conclusions.

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