Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Will Anyone Pay for the Iraq War?

By Robert Parry
January 15, 2008

If the latest polls are to be believed, the Republican frontrunner is John McCain, who favors continuing the Iraq War for decades if not centuries, and the leading Democrat is Hillary Clinton, who voted to give George W. Bush the power to start the misadventure in 2002 and remained a staunch war supporter until the eve of Campaign 2008.

In Congress, the Democrats appear so spooked about being accused of “partisanship” that they have replaced their periodic little white flags of surrender to President Bush on Iraq with a permanent large one. For his part, Bush is on his own personal victory lap of the Middle East, hailing the success of his “surge.”

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3 comments:

ETSpoon said...

Robert,
If I've said it once I've said it a hundred times, the United States will not leave Iraq unless one of two events occurs: The US military is defeated, in detail, on the field of battle, or a majority of US forces in Iraq mutiny. Both these scenarios are highly unlikely.

Face it, this nation is stuck in Iraq for a very long time. McCain may be more prescient than we think.

forestff said...

RON PAUL 2008!!

techgantua said...

I don't believe the U.S. is " stuck in Iraq " bcs the evidence is there , that the occupation of Iraq was planned before the illegal war even started . In my opinion the ending of the occupation of Iraq , starts with an honest open discussion , which up until now , there has been none.
Until somebody points out that " our interests " is not that of the average American people , they have noting to gain for the Iraq Occupation , other then maintaining the MYTH that U.S. foreign policy is benevolent and simply " protecting our interests " .
I googled CFR speech and Clinton, Edwards and others , and it's apparent that they all have the same idea as Obama, who on 60 mins said we " need troops in Iraq , to protect our interests " . Both Edwards and Clinton's speech to the Council on Foreign Relations were almost identical, which doesn't bode well for this country .

Until people get it in there thick skulls , " the price of war is socialized and the profits are privatized" , nothing will change .