The genesis of the war on IraqSat Oct 7, 2006 14:35
The genesis of the war on Iraq
“a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils”
The war against Iraq has polarized Americans before the first shot was fired. And as the war was brought home with nonstop frontline images, the lines between pro- and anti-war have solidified, especially as U.S. and coalition forces began to take casualties in the “post war insurrection”.
Polls show the sharpest dividing line between those who support U.S. policy in Iraq and those who oppose it is between Republicans and Democrats. The war in Iraq has divided America like nothing since Vietnam, and that the hate we once reserved for terrorists we are now spewing at one another.
We have spent a fortune attacking a country that had done us no harm, killing tens of thousands of its people and giving the United States a black eye as an aggressor that starts wars on the basis of lies and disinformation. Two years (3/20/2003) after the invasion of Iraq, discontent with America and its policies has intensified rather than diminished.
In an article in USA Today James Webb, a Marine platoon and company commander in Vietnam whom Ronald Reagan named as his secretary of the Navy wrote –“ Bush arguably has committed the greatest strategic blunder in modern memory. To put it bluntly, he attacked the wrong target. While he boasts of removing Saddam Hussein from power, he did far more than that. He decapitated the government of a country that was not directly threatening the United States and, in so doing, bogged down a huge percentage of our military in a region that never has known peace.”
And with criticism mounting in recent weeks as the conflict has become more bloody, President Bush has found himself forced to defend once more how the war on terror led to Baghdad.
The question is often raised as to-
Q: What role should U.S. citizens play?
A: It's really essential that Americans take an interest in learning about how this war began. That's really their citizenship duty; otherwise they may see their sons and daughters coming home in pine boxes. At the end of the day, though, it's the November elections that will determine the course of the war.
Hopefully those of you who take the time to read this web page will gain some insight as to who, what and why led this nation to war.
In tracing the roots of America's war in Iraq I decided to do some research on the Internet to try to learn the truth as to why and how president Bush and his administration arrived at making the decision to invade Iraq. I focused on a very influential group of individuals who were brought in to the administration by V.P. Dick Cheney who are often referred to as neoconservatives or “neocons”. They said that the invasion would be a “cakewalk” and the Iraqis would greet our troops with flowers. How could such a small group of individuals wield so much power in influencing U.S. foreign policy? Individuals, many of whom, had as one of their prime reasons for the invasion, which was to protect the ally Israel, and not because Iraq was a threat to the U.S.
The following information contains many links to these neocons who played a significant role in taking the U.S. to war without considering the history of the region as well as the consequences of the war due to poor planning for post war security and the lack of an exit strategy.
I used Google as my search engine to do my research.
I realize that reading all that is put before you can become a daunting task. But don’t be turned off by it since the information posted here can not be absorbed in one, two or three hours but may take days of patient searching of some of the Google links that are posted. This “blog” is meant to be a reference source about the neocons. It is up to you to read and decide whether what is put before you supports my opinion that the neocons many of whom are Jewish/Americans who, because of their dual loyalties, led the U.S. to war with Iraq.
I have included hypertext links (blue underlined text) and/or their url’s. Click on either one to go to the web page. Click on “back” to return to the home page. Best viewed in Internet Explorer.
I have laid out my presentation as follows:
APFN - IRAQ WAR
AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG UNGER
The War They Wanted, The Lies They Needed
THE REAL REASON WE ARE AT WAR!
TIME MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 13, 2000 - Page 34
SADDAM TURNS HIS BACK ON GREENBACKS
Europe's dream of promoting the euro as a competitor
to the U.S. dollar may get a boost from SADDAM HUSSEIN.
Iraq says that from now on, it wants payments for its
oil in euros, despite the fact that the battered
European currency unit, which use to be worth quite
a bit more than $1, has dropped to about 82 cents.
Iraq says it will no longer accept dollars for oil
because it does not want to deal "in currency of the
The switch to euros would cost the U.N. a small
fortune in accounting paperwork changes. It would also
reduce the interest earnings and reparations payments
that Iraq is making for damage it caused during the Gulf War,
a shortfall the Iraqis would have to make up.
The move hurts Iraq, the U.N. and the countries receiving
reparations. So why is Saddam doing it? Diplomatic
sources say switching to the euro will favor European
suppliers over U.S. ones in competing for Iraqi contracts,
and the p.r. boost that Baghdad would probably get in
Europe would be another plus.
-By William Dowell/ New York City
Saddam Turns His Back on Greenbacks
By WILLIAM DOWELL/NEW YORK CITY
The Euro And The War On Iraq
By Amir Butler
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