Last month the Pentagon reported that in Iraq 800 insurgent attacks occurred a month. The attacks included those against Iraqi forces and Iraqi civilians.
But investigative reporter Bob Woodward, famous for his part in the journalistic report on Nixon’s Watergate conspiracy, has released a new report that pointedly says that the Bush Administration (and therefore Donald Rumsfeld’s Pentagon) is not telling the truth, by deliberately denying the worsening situation and the far more adverse statistics.
Woodward spent the past two years researching and writing his new book State of Denial, which showed that in Iraq, there is an insurgent attack on coalition forces every 15 minutes, which translate into 4 per hour, or (4 x 24 =) 106 per day, or more than 3,000 attacks per month. And that’s only against Coalition forces, not including the wanton sectarian car bombings and inter-ethnic slaughterings!
All the above have been by courtesy of an invading US force occupying a sovereign nation.
Woodward revealed on a clip for 60 Minutes the Bush Administration’s lie; he said:
"The truth is that the assessment by intelligence experts is that next year, 2007, is going to get worse and, in public, you have the President and you have the Pentagon saying, 'Oh no, things are getting better."'
"Now there's public and then there's private. But what did they do with the private? They stamp it 'secret'. No one is supposed to know. The insurgents know what they are doing. They know the level of violence and how effective they are. Who doesn't know? The American public."
And that’s because Bush wants to keep the disastrous outcome of his neo-con created, Zionist instigated Iraqi mess from the voting Americans. The Iraqi and American people are far worse off than ever, with the former living in hell while the latter are less safer than they were before the war. The only party to benefit from the utter murderous shambles has been Israel, but that's looking at it tactically. What lies ahead, no one knows but we may be sure it won't get any better.
Woodward’s exposé has worsened the domestic political situation for Bush especially after a very recent US intelligence report (the US National Intelligence Estimates – see my posting US Intelligence: "Invasion of Iraq worsens world's terrorism" - had its key findings leaked to the US media.
The US National Intelligence Estimates had said that the war in Iraq has became a cause célèbre for jihadists around the world.
What that meant has been that the avarice-motivated, unjustified and illegal American attack, invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation has not only destroyed an Arab government (draconian as it was) capable of controlling the al Qaeda-ish terrorists (to be differentiated from Hamas or Hezbollah, both of whom are resistance/freedom fighters on their homelands) but has actually improved the operating environment for those terrorists and enhanced their recruitment of young Muslims.
Woodward says that the Bush Administration had not only lied about the level of violence, but has buried intelligence reports that warn of the insurgency in Iraq getting worse in 2007. Yes, we may expect next year to be year of more monumental miserable moaning and mourning for more American and Iraqi mothers.
Then Woodward further revealed that Bush and the worst of them all, Vice-President, Dick Cheney, the granddaddy of them all chickenhawk (he managed to defer his Vietnam draft for 5 times) often meet with a former secretary of state, Henry Kissinger. They used Kissinger as an informal White House adviser.
Woodward scoffed: "Now what's Kissinger's advice?"
"On Iraq, he declared very simply, 'Victory is the only meaningful exit strategy.' This is so fascinating. Kissinger's fighting the Vietnam War again because, in his view, the problem in Vietnam was we lost our will."
Read this to see the possible war crimes contemplated against Henry Kissinger.
Don\'t you mean 1 unprovoked and unjustified Sunni suicide bombing is met by 100 executions by the Shia?ReplyDelete
Oh well, it is the will of the people to assert dominance and to avenge their hurts. The coalition can just leave so that the Sunnis can get properly humiliated and massacred. Perhaps they can also release our dear friend Saddam to organise the Sunnis of the world. But in practical terms, the removal of the coalition forces is a death sentence for the Sunnis in Iraq. Time for the oppressed folks to get back their properties and payback their many decades of suffering. Probably some people think this is the best thing in the world. The Iranians, Syrians and Iraqis can then team up and bash up the Arabs and liberate and empower their Shia brothers in the Gulf states, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Of course, the Shia should have their own nuclear weapons and whatever other weapons - so that nobody will dare to interfere when they defend themselves and retaliate strongly against the genocidal religious attacks from the Arab Sunnis.ReplyDelete
To a sizeable number of the people doing the killing and violence, vengeance and one-up-man-ship are manly virtues and not self-defeating shortsighted foolishness. For some, it is merely Jihad against the heretical Shia who they are told should be exterminated.
Be careful what you wish. Hoping for peace and enforcing peace must start from cold realism and not foolish rantings.
Don't be shy to ask around and don't be a hypocrite. Most people are too lazy to find truth and couldn't care less if they are deceived. So long as they can cheer their side and bash their opponents with their hooligan mentality, they will be excited and happy as every politician knows full well. Just go there and actually find the Boring Cold Facts You Were Afraid to Ask. It is so easy to be an armchair critic and a parachute journalist when you cannot even see the basic point of views. Take a walk in their shoes.
To quote what Colin Powell warned George Bush before the latter gave the orders to invade Iraq (but in a commercial jingle):ReplyDelete
Nice to see, and nice to hold
If you break it, consider it sold
No, indeed, don't be shy to ask around to understand that Bush is responsible for the mess because he insisted on opening Pandora's Box.
But like the case in Vietnam, he will eventually spin his way out, leaving the Iraqis to sort it out among themselves.
Up to now, he and Dick Cheney (with encouragement from Kissinger), being the Chief chickenhawks they have been, are as brave and resolute as they would naturally be in nice Washington.
Yes, perhaps they will fight to the last drop of other people's blood.