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Category Archives: Iraq

Curveball admits he threw a curve

What a surprise: A man whose lies helped to make the case for invading Iraq – starting a nine-year war costing more than 100,000 lives and hundreds of billions of pounds – will come clean in his first British television interview tomorrow.   “Curveball”, the Iraqi defector who fabricated claims about Iraq’s weapons of mass […]

Those old fashioned Brits

Here in America, we have come to understand that the bigger the crime, the less justification for punishment. That means, for example, that starting an illegal war that results in the killing of tens of thousands of people (and, incidentally, lands the invaded country subject to the influence of another country with which you are […]

Scott Bates says we should get out of Iraq. Remember Iraq?

If you didn’t notice it at the time, check out Scott Bates recent column in the Day. Scott points out that we have actually achieved all the goals (bullshit that they were) we set for the war in Iraq when we started it, and that it is therefore time to leave. Iraq has fallen out […]

Scott Bates column in today’s Courant

Our own Scott Bates (State Committee person from our district) has a column in the Courant this morning about his experiences in Iraq, where he is, according to the Courant, “working with officials to strengthen democratic institutions”. I’m not sure exactly what that means, though I know Scott has been spending a lot of time […]

In Brief, an unnecessary war from any point of view

This is the entire text of a “News in Brief” from this morning’s Day, which in turn is taken from a longer article in the Washington Post: Saddam Hussein told an FBI interviewer before he was hanged that he allowed the world to believe he had weapons of mass destruction because he was worried about […]

Bush Revisionism begins

Scott Ritter was one of the many who was right about the Iraq War from the start. As a former weapons inspector he had the credentials to venture an opinion about whether Saddam had WMDs. Ritter said he didn’t, and as a reward Ritter’s sanity was questioned. Having now been proven to be indisputably right, […]

Iraqi Justice for Women

This is what we have accomplished in Iraq (reported, of course, by a British newspaper, The Guardian), via Americablog: Authorities in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have admitted they are powerless to prevent ‘honour killings’ in the city following a 70 per cent increase in religious murders during the past year. There has been […]

Beat that horse!

Yet another study debunking the idea that the “surge” was the main cause of the reduction in violence in Iraq. The reason, in a nutshell, is that the “ethnic cleansing” (that’s euphemism for genocide) has done it’s work, and there’s not that many people left to kill. Unfortunately, this explanation for the decreased violence, as […]

All very confusing

Iraq is our ally, at least I believe it is. Israel is our ally. In fact, according to Sarah Palin, we should never ever second guess anything it chooses to do. So why has the Iraqi Parliament just revoked legislative immunity for a member of that Parliament who had the temerity to visit Israel, and […]

Back to First Principles

John McCain is building his entire campaign around the “surge”, which he claims to have created himself, and which, according to him, has brought, or will bring, peace and prosperity to Iraq. In the process of promoting the “surge” he has misrepresented its origin, its purpose and its results. Juan Cole has an excellent post […]