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    stating the obvious..., 2004-10-08 11:18:51 | Main | ok, so this is the best argume..., 2004-10-08 13:02:37

    stating the obvious:

    the World Socialist:

    The Duelfer report maintains that while there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, US officials nonetheless believed that there were, and acted accordingly. The last-ditch apologists for the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq, such as the editors of the Washington Post, embrace this view, declaring, in their editorial on the report’s release, that even though Bush was wrong about WMD, given the intelligence information he received, he was obliged to make the decision for war.

    This is yet another lie. The issue was never weapons of mass destruction—which did not exist—or a genuine fear on the part of the Bush administration that Iraq posed a threat. On the contrary, the conspirators who prepared the invasion of Iraq counted on the fact that the country was essentially defenseless.

    The Bush administration chose to go to war with Iraq because it knew that the country was bled white, devastated by the sanctions, incapable of serious military resistance, and, consequently, ripe for the taking. It was an act of plunder, motivated by the desire to lay hold of Iraq’s vast oil resources and position American troops at the center of the Middle East, a strategic position which would give US imperialism a decisive advantage over all its rivals, both European and Asian.


:: posted by buermann @ 2004-10-08 11:56:08 CST | link





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