THE LIES OF IRAQ
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The way things have turned out in
To get to the truth of the matter we must retrace our steps back to the days of the
The war ended in a stalemate with neither side gaining anything, both sides suffering massive casualties and the collective reputations of Iraqi donor countries looking very suspect and in tatters.
Iraq remained more or less intact following the UN decision to call a halt to proceedings despite the US wish to invade into Iraq all the way to Baghdad, a decision that the then US President George Bush and some of his then rising neocon stars was very unhappy with, subsequently prompting a campaign of interference, UN sanctions and other measures against Iraq.
The planning for the second war against
The 9/11 tragedies in New York and Washington came and went and it was only a matter of time before George W Bush and his extremist hangers-on blamed Iraq for everything, including 'bad hair days'.
It was said by the
Indeed, when people within the Pentagon and the CIA pointed out that the w.m.d allegations were false, they were either ignored or even demoted.
Even in the
It seemed that Bush, Rumsfeld, Rice and company wanted a war in
The US presentation to the UN Security Council in order to get support for an invasion was based on lies, misinformation, old and doctored pictures, lapsed intelligence and other matters that simply were not factual.
The UN did not support an invasion but the
The end result thus far is that over 3000 US military have died, thousands of Iraqis have been killed or murdered, the new Iraqi Government is a farce, the new Iraqi military and Police operate in accordance to factional loyalties and any credibility that the US, the UK and Australia might have had once in the Middle East is no longer. And all this because of the misinformation, lies and the get-even policies of a misguided group of people that should have known better than to lie their way into a war that had no end.
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