Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Point

Today is Tuesday, 22 March 2011.

What many suspected at the time the Conquest of Iraq began has for some time been confirmed: that the “intelligence” about WMDs was a cruel, callous, and cynical poisoned stew of half-truths, willful misinterpretations of ambivalent evidence, and outright lies. That “planting democracy” was merely a smokescreen for the enduring neoconservative ambition to create a comprador oil state in the Middle East.

One could today ask the people of Iraq a variation of Reagan’s famous question during the 1980 presidential election debate: “Are you better off now…?”

A brutal Sunni-based dictatorship has been replaced by a brutal Shiite-based dictatorship. Government is even more corrupt. Public services are even more degraded. Air conditioners, satellite dishes, and computer games are more widely distributed, while income disparities are greater.

By the warped standards of some, the people of Iraq are “free”, whatever that might mean amid the realities of their actual circumstances.

I hope for the day when the likes of W. Bush, Condi Rice, and Donald Rumsfeld stand trial at The Hague for waging a war of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.


Anonymous What are your thoughts said...

What are your thoughts on the assertion that President Obama did not adequately inform the Houses of Congress regarding his intended actions prior to authorizing bombing in Libya?

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