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Colin Powell and our national day of shame

Colin Powell

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Why we went to war in Iraq

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To answer Adam’s question, much of our response to terrorism has been based on irrational fear of The Other.

Though there was no justification, our response to terrorism included invading Iraq. We did that because Thomas Friedman thought some brown people needed to suck on this, and because Richard Cohen thought violence would provide him with needed therapy. We should never forget that these people are racist monsters whose personal psychodramas could only be soothed by the indiscriminate killing of people they obviously do not see as human.


Serbia: Journalists investigated for ‘warmongering’

War corporatism

The Kerensky Democrats

Sterling Newberry

However, even the NATO Secretary General recognizes that “Afghanistan is organically linked to Pakistan,” and there must be a comprehensive approach. Next door in Pakistan, this is seen as a prelude to invasion by ISI supporters and ultra-nationalists. Everyone wants to get Afghanistan right, but the consensus inside the beltway is for escalation in Afghanistan, and then to spring board to Iran, not Pakistan.

I would like to dismiss this as irresponsible speculation, but Dennis PNAC Ross is one of Obama’s advisors and Clinton is his secretary of state and it is just possible he drank the PNAC kool aide.

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One might think the book is closed on the matter of U.S. occupation of Iraq, but no. Admiral Mullen says it’s “theoretically possible” to change the agreement. “Three years is a long time,” he says, and we will “continue to have discussions with them [the Iraqis] over time as conditions continue to evolve.” In July, Mullen said that a deadline for a U.S. withdrawal would be “dangerous.” Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who has been asked to hang around for a year or so into the Obama regime, objected to the 16 month plan during the presidential campaign, and incoming National Security Adviser James L. Jones, a retired Marine four-star, said in 2007 that a deadline for our withdrawal from Iraq would be “against our national interest.”

What do they call it again, when a country is run by its military?

Desertion scene from Dr. Zhivago

This is why we have to get out of Iraq without delay. While there has been some reporting of declining enlistment and reenlistment, there has been almost no mention of the rising desertion rates. Our depraved ruling class is oblivious to the disaster they have created.


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