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Jun 22

A Savage Indictment of the Iraq War

In Brief—A veteran of the Bush/Cheney Iraq War of 2003 expresses his outrage at the blind folly and bloody mess our leaders lied America into. More than a decade later as Iraq descends into chaos, it’s threatened again. Does America never learn that war is not the answer?

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Bunnies and Blood—

 The link:   http://aattp.org/absolutely-nothing-a-veterans-savage-indictment-of-the-iraq-war/

 

A reader who was concerned about the language nevertheless sensed that I would get past the language and relate to the core of the writer’s message. That sense was correct. While the language is intense and colorful, Jim Wright’s outrage is obvious and deserves to be shared because Iraq is back in the headlines.

I intended another piece, but this item is so timely and powerful that the intended piece on the damage to the planet must wait. That piece is coming, but the importance and timing of this piece is such that it cannot wait. Gird yourself and prepare to be angry at what was done in your name…and is threatened again. Will America ever learn?!

Blunt Outrage—

A veteran of the illegal, immoral Iraq War pushed under false pretenses by Richard Cheney and his puppet George W. Bush expresses himself on the war. The language is raw but veteran Jim Wright conveys his outrage over the waste in lives—both American and Iraqi—and treasure brought about by America’s leaders.

You may be shocked by Jim Wright’s language but you’ll have no doubt where he stands and why. Get past the language and share the outrage expressed. With Iraq in the headlines again, we would do well to reflect on the true cost of that terrible bloodletting. Do we want it to continue? This deserves to be posted on every Facebook page out there!  And for crying out loud, Read It!

All you have to do is click on the highlighted area at the top or on the link and there you are with the magic bunnies and the outrage. Read It! Read it and weep for America.

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  1. Dave Meyers

    There is nothing to add……………….

    1. Don Bay

      Yep, Wright pretty well says it all. Given the number of hawks who want more bloodshed to take place in Iraq, the more people who see this and react as we have, the more likely it is that escalation might not take place. That said, my pessimism and grasp of reality compels me to say that Obama will order bombing to commence. He’s already sent in “advisors” (read that as Special Forces). Vietnam, here we come! As I’ve often said, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

      1. Dave Meyers

        The current issue in Iraq is a religious civil war….the “let’s jump back in crowd” fails to appreciate that there is NO side that the U.S. can assist or aid that will benefit us in any way. The Iraqi’s issues are thousands of years old, and we managed to disrupted their country’s balance enough to allow this festering problem to bloom. The U.S., for reason that made no sense then and even less sense now, has laid the ground work for the escalation of religious and ideological differences to rage out of control. Only the Iraqi’s can solve this problem.
        It’s time that we realized that we cannot deliver democracy with laser guided missiles. And it’s time that the Cheneys of the world are recognized as the zealots and profiteers that their are.

        1. Don Bay

          While religion is one element of the problem, the more complete picture involves history, politics, oil, hatred of America, the past blunders of Britain and France, the ignorance and arrogance of the Americans and the legacy of Vietnam, to name just the most obvious. As you so aptly point out, the killing of civilians with drone strikes and laser-guided missiles simply adds to the understandable anger of the Iraqis. As Maliki is about to have the rug pulled out from under him by the tone-deaf Americans, it’s looking more like Vietnam every day.

          The religious factor looms over the whole thing like a malignant shadow. Even though both sects are Islamic, the Sunnis believe that the most capable Islamic leaders should be the successors of Mohammed while the Shiites believe that only Mohammed’s blood relatives should lead Islam. Reminds me of Northern Ireland where both sides are Christian but one is Catholic and the other is Protestant. As I’ve often said, religion is divisive.

          The rats have crawled out of their holes and are trying to pretend that it’s Obama’s fault while seeming to forget that their earlier criminality created the whole nightmare. They are trying to spin their bloody straw into gold with lies that sound a lot like the lies that destroyed Iraq in the first place. America is reaping what it has sown and, unfortunately, the Iraqis and American soldiers will pay the price. Those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it.

  2. Donna

    A savage indictment of the Iraq war? Yes, in very colorful but emotional language. I agree with what he says – we went to war for all the wrong reasons and for what? As my bumper sticker says “War is not the Answer” Iraq just illustrates that war ultimately doesn’t solve anything and no war is worth the price.

    1. Don Bay

      Those wanting a renewal of war in Iraq would do well to reflect on the meaning of your bumper sticker. But they won’t. They want the world to forget their egregious lies, their arrogant hubris and the grave destruction they brought about. Millions suffered and hundreds of thousands died…for what? As Iraq descends into predictable chaos, the war-lovers want to do it again. The definition of “crazy” is doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome. Will humanity ever learn that war is not the answer? Seems not.

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