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PAUL BARRATT. Faulty intelligence, or a war pre-ordained? | John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations
View Preview. Learn more Check out. Citing Literature. Volume , Issue 3 Fall Pages Related Information. Close Figure Viewer. Browse All Figures Return to Figure. But using that logic, we cannot leave — at least not for years to come, and that is unacceptable and untenable. In the end, we will have to leave, and let the Iraqis manage on their own.
Ultimately, it is the only possible solution, for better or worse. It will not matter if we pull out of there in six weeks or six decades, the markets will speak. And, yes, chaos will reign.
And no, none of the three major candidates or the current occupant of Pennsylvania Avenue for that matter will have a clue as to how to deal with all of it. The price of crude is rising to record levels now as the markets get all a-twitter about possible supply disruptions on a daily basis in Nigeria, Iran, and so on. He likes attention too and knows how to tweak those pesky traders at the NY Mercantile Exchange.
Why does the news media persist with this delusion that we need military experts to point out the bloody obvious? This guy is saying nothing that has not already been said, and nothing that is not obvious to any casual observer.
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He misses the biggest point entirely, which is that this war was a bad idea, not just poorly executed. This war was not fought for noble intentions, unless you think oil is noble intention. Yes Saddam was a bad guy. As for his proscriptions for the future, i. This article pretty much explains why our hyper-expensive military keeps messing up with such regularity—they keep ignoring the obvious. In this case, the obvious is that the invasion of Iraq was a crime. The Kellogg-Briand Pact is the law of the land. The Constitution says so. And what does Kellogg-Briand say? It says that the ultimate war crime is starting a war of aggression.
Virtually every sentient being on planet earth opposed our criminal behavior. And because we invaded Iraq, we have become the most hated nation on earth. People in justice ministries around the world concerned with enforcing the law are just itching to get their hands on the USA monsters responsible. You must be logged in to post a comment.
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