By DOUG THOMPSON
Capitol Hill Blue
Aug 29, 2005, 07:42
Don’t much care for warmongers. Never have. Never will.
Warmongers march under the flag of false patriotism to justify unleashing the greatest military firepower in the history of the world on some primitive backwater for the misused claim of freedom.
They craft careful, public relations-designed names to their efforts: Operation Just Cause, Operation Iraqi Freedom, as if words can justify the meaningless slaughter of human beings....
...Unfortunately, there are times when war is necessary. Pearl Harbor made it necessary for us to enter World War II. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 made it necessary for us to go into Afghanistan to track down the people responsible.
But Iraq, like Vietnam, is a war based on lies, on a President’s obsession that has nothing to do with truth, justice or the American way.
Launched under false pretenses, Iraq had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks against this country. Bush began planning for the war immediately after he won the disputed election in 2000. One of his first orders after taking the Oath of Office on January 20, 2001, went to the Pentagon, telling them to draft plans for an invasion of Iraq. He hinted at it in his first inaugural address and those who have left the administration admit war with the country was discussed in cabinet meetings months before the terrorist attacks.
Had the attacks not occurred, Bush would have found another reason to invade. Before the war, our sources within the CIA warned us that the White House demanded manufactured intel to justify an invasion. We printed that story. Few believed it then but now know it was all too true.
Bush warned us that “an evil empire” was out to destroy America.
He was right.
Only, he has turned America into that evil empire and, in the end, it will be he and his followers who destroyed this once-great nation.