Iraq should we or shouldn’t we

First of all we know that there will be no “we” deciding if the U.S. sends in a massive strike force to “fix” Iraq. However, since the GW Bush/Cheney war of choice was a failure almost from day one – the neocon creation can not stand on its own two feet. Hell Saddam that evil Bastard did a better job at nation building than team GW Bush/Cheney. Ironic huh? The link goes to an article called, “Death of a Mutant Child”. The Child being the Frankenstein like monster now called Iraq.

Those of us who were against the invasion of Iraq, was because we knew that the reasons for the invasion were all lies. Cake Walk. Invading Iraq and stealing the oil was going to be a cake walk. Iraq’s oil would pay for the invasion. How by pouring oil on the dead to resurrect the dead. Dead is dead and hundreds of thousands of human beings died. But hell who listened. There was a huge candle light protest walk just before the actual invasion began This candle light protest walk was a global event. It was an awesome experience to walk along the beach of one section of the Puget Sound. The candle lights reflecting on the water. Thousands were at that one place, and that symbolic peaceful protest was repeated all over the world.

Before the invasion began the WMD lies (weapons of mass destruction) by the war mongers had been exposed. Iraq delivered a full accounting of all weapons and chemicals etc to the U.N. That massive list was immediately taken by the U.S. supposedly because the U.N. didn’t have the capacity to make copies. ” BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi government accused Washington on Tuesday of taking control of a U.N. master copy of Baghdad’s arms declaration in order to tamper with it and create a pretext for war.”

A timeline of the worst moments of American journalism leading up to the invasion of Iraq.

Details of how war on Iraq was sold to Americans.

Many of the same player who were involved in selling the “Iraq war (2003) will be a cake walk” are involved in the current “send more troops” meme. The U.S. propaganda media are hard at work – protecting “our oil” assets in Iraq.

Commentators such as David Brooks feel that the American imperial footprint could have been more competently defined. The Obama administration is at fault for not pressing for some continued NATO presence after the official withdrawal of US forces in 2011. With naïve sentimentality, Brooks commits the cardinal sin in using the patronising voice of empire: control lowly states and their leaders, because they simply do not know any better. “There were no advisers left to restrain [Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-]Maliki’s sectarian tendencies.”

While Obama has ruled out sending troops back into Iraq, he has tried to give the impression that something will be done. “The United States is not simply going to involve itself in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqi that gives us some assurance that they’re prepared to work together.” But pure American spectatorship is bound to be off the cards if Iran decides to jump ahead of the queue. The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, Gen. Qassim Suleimani, was in Baghdad on Thursday to review the capabilities of Shiite militia forces. Iraq a sovereign state? Banish the though.

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Remember the Neocon “Clean Break” manifesto?

Brian Whitaker reported in a September 2002 article [3] published in The Guardian that “With several of the Clean Break paper’s authors now holding key positions in Washington, the plan for Israel to transcend its foes by reshaping the Middle East looks a good deal more achievable today than it did in 1996. Americans may even be persuaded to give up their lives to achieve it.” (Playing Skiddles with Saddam.)

Personal note: Doing the research for this blog entry feels like it’s Ground Hog day all over again. I’m seeing same old games, same old faces, preaching the same old lies for why the U.S. should go back again to Iraq. I had forgotten that Neocon “Clean Break” b.s. Yet with the magic of the Internet the NSA now knows that I have been researching ancient history. Can we say failed American foreign policy?


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