"I walked the floor of The White House night after night until midnight," President William McKinley recalled. "I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance." McKinley was trying to figure out whether to annex the Philippines, captured by U.S. troops in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Finally, it came to him: "There was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them ... "
Never mind that most Filipinos were already Roman Catholic, or that they didn't want to be occupied. In a brutal insurgency that dragged on for three years, more than 4,000 Americans and half a million Filipinos died; American soldiers first deployed the torture known as water-boarding, and may have first used a version of the term "Gook" to describe the Asian enemy they were trying to save.
uh huh. fucking hypocrites. kill hundreds of thousands of filipinos and feel nothing for it. forgotten it all, have you? need more death, so you go over to Iraq and Afghanistan to get that next half-million. Another 2 years or so and you'll be at the million mark. and was this in the name of God too? there's not much in hell that's bad enough for GW Bush, for eternity.