Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Road to 'Operation Iraqi Freedom'

By Jason Leopold
March 20, 2008

The Iraq War, which was predicated on the existence of weapons of mass destruction and fear of another 9/11, has resulted in the deaths of nearly 4,000 U.S. troops and has cost taxpayers roughly half-a-trillion dollars. (Estimates of Iraqi dead range into the hundreds of thousands.)

Yet, the invasion of Iraq was conceived prior to 9/11, according to Paul O'Neill, President Bush's first Treasury Secretary. In the book, The Price of Loyalty, journalist Ron Suskind interviewed O'Neill who said that the Iraq War was planned just days after the president was sworn into office.

Read on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the Cincinnati speech. I was at the protest. Quite a nice crowd for Cincy and for that time. No one knew it, though.

I almost couldn't finish the article. My blood pressure rising from it all being laid out...