Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lest We Forget

Today is Saturday, 22 September 2007.

On this date in 1980, Iraq, led by the Ba’athist dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, invaded Iran.

The Reagan-Bush One regime, after coming to power in 1981, and operating on the notion that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, joined forces with Iraq, providing more than $3 billion in direct aid, plus satellite and other intelligence data the Iraqi military used to target Iranian military and civilians (as well as Kurdish civilians) with poison gas.

Given that the Reagan-Bush One regimes piled up deficits which swelled the USA/USE national debt from $1 trillion to $4 trillion, the American taxpayer is still paying off the debt incurred to support Saddam Hussein, and will undoubtedly continue to do so until the demise of the Republic. “Chemical Ali” will soon be executed for supervising the poison gas murders, but we the American taxpayer helped put the weapons in his hands.

Curiously, this war has come to be known as the “Iran-Iraq War”, which seems to subliminally suggest that Iran, not Iraq, was the aggressor. It should be known as the Iraqi-American War of Aggression Against Iran. Not so snappy a brand name, but truthful.

By the by: by the time the war concluded in August of 1988, well in excess of 1,000,000 Iranian and Iraqi civilians and combatants had been killed or wounded.

Lest we forget


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