Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Iraq - Ten Years In

Ten years into the Iraq invasion -

The power elite, especially the liberal elite, has always been willing to sacrifice integrity and truth for power, personal advancement, foundation grants, awards, tenured professorships, columns, book contracts, television appearances, generous lecture fees and social status. They know what they need to say. They know which ideology they have to serve. They know what lies must be told—the biggest being that they take moral stances on issues that aren’t safe and anodyne. They have been at this game a long time. And they will, should their careers require it, happily sell us out again.

I knew that Iraq had not weapons of mass destruction because Colin Powell was asked to say so.  Colin Powell was called on to lie for the regime going back to the My Lai massacre, and left behind soldiers, and Iran Contra, and so it was a fitting crown to his career to lie for a war in Iraq.  It works for him.

The amazing thing was no official case was made for Saddam Hussein being involved in 9-11 (or Osama bin Laden for that matter) yet American widely assumed this to be the case.

My advice after 9-11 seems, a decade or more in, to have been the best...

Of course it generated more comment than any other blog post I've made...


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