IRAQ – U.S. Guilty and Responsible

15 06 2014

Bush 2003:  “Mission Accomplished…  In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.”

Obama 2011:  “We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.”

ABC News yesterday 2014: “Will we now cooperate with our enemy (Iran) to keep the country we invaded (Iraq) from falling apart?”

Even recent history seems to be forgotten.  For the moment I’ll skip the Paris Peace Conference, aka The Peace to End all Peace, and how Iraq came to be in the first place through Western political and military interventions.

In 1980 the US encouraged and helped Iraq to invade Iran and try to bring down the Iranian revolution.

A few years later in 1990, after manipulating both the politics and economics of the region against Iraq, the U.S. tricked Saddam into invading Kuwait.

Then after the U.S. Kuwait intervention, the so-called first Gulf War, throughout the 1990s the US imposed hard-hitting death-created sanctions, fomented repeated coups to bring down Saddam, starting bombing throughout the country, set up no-fly zones, and undermined the cohesion of Iraq.

Then after 9/11 the U.S. lied and deceived the whole world with the “weapons of mass destruction” bull, and invaded Iraq.  The cost in hundreds of thousands of lives, millions of injured and refugees, $2+ Trillion, and American credibility, was huge and brought Iraq and the region to what is happening today.