Unravelling Iraq and the US
For the last 2 years I have heard more than my share of complaints over the US invading Iraq. For the record, I supported the action because it was the best hope to free the Iraqi people from a murderous tyrant. Of course, many on the left of the political spectrum repeat the mantra that bush lied about weapons of mass distruction and that Saddam wasn't a threat (Tell that to the Iraqi's).
Over the last couple of days however, I am seeing more and more of the shenanigans that have been going on unravelling to give us all a clearer picture of the motives and character of many of those who opposed the war.
Firstly, George Galloway, the arrogant British MP is being shown to be a liar, a hypocrit and firmly in Saddam's pocketbook. Christopher Hitchens has all the info. Investigators have confessions from people directly implicating him as well as having tracked the money from the oil-for-food bribes to his accounts and organisations. It seems that he not only lied to congress, but his own court system as well. Perjury charges await, amongst other things.
More evidence has come to light about the infamous forged niger/uranium documents. It seems the person who created them was in the employ of France, who wanted to discredit the US's justifications for using force against Iraq. What a lovely thing for our allies to do. I guess they would have preferred to keep their lucrative oil contracts and bribes with Saddam.
Stephen Hayes outlines the Joseph Wilson (He claimed to refute the aforementioned niger documents) scandal. Somehow, the Main stream media continues to fawn over wilson, even though it is clear from public record that he lied, repeatedly.
Best of web also reports on an interesting interview with Brent Scowcroft, who served as national security adviser in the Ford and Bush père White Houses:
Scowcroft, in his interview, discussed an argument over Iraq he had two years ago with Condoleezza Rice, then-national security adviser and current secretary of state. "She says we're going to democratize Iraq, and I said, 'Condi, you're not going to democratize Iraq,' and she said, 'You know, you're just stuck in the old days,' and she comes back to this thing that we've tolerated an autocratic Middle East for fifty years and so on and so forth," he said. The article stated that with a "barely perceptible note of satisfaction," Scowcroft added: "But we've had fifty years of peace."
From best of the web
Now let's see. Between 1953 and 2003, here are the Mideast wars we can think of off the top of our head: the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, the two Palestinian intifadas against Israel, the Algerian Civil War, the Yemen Civil War and two Sudanese civil wars. That doesn't even count acts of terror against non-Mideastern countries, from the Iranian invasion of the U.S. Embassy to the attacks of 9/11.So much fo 50 years of peace?
Oh well. So much media time has been wasted on these things, and still people continue on oblivious to any new knowledge