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Former General/NSA director: Iraq greatest strategic mistake ever
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 08, 2006 08:26AM
"A shorthand way is to reflect on what happened to the Hapsburg Empire. There is an analogy here with bin Laden and 9/11 and his taking refuge in Afghanistan. I think invading Afghanistan made some sense because we were going after the culprit. But when we went into Iraq, we were invading a country that didn’t have anything to do with 9/11. This has set in motion some of the same kind of consequences that the Hapsburgs set in motion by their ultimatum to Serbia, which started World War I and led to their own destruction."
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Unfortunately such candor is rare in those sycophants now inhabiting the Pentagram. Should they show a weakness for speaking truth they are quickly punished.
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Re: Former General/NSA director: Iraq greatest strategic mistake ever
Posted by: Patroklos
Date: March 08, 2006 10:53AM
From the interview:

Q: "A lot of people have talked about the reasons why we made the mistake of going into Vietnam. It’s harder to get a handle on why we made the mistake in Iraq. How do we find out what the reasons were?"

A: "Only thing we could do is ask Mr. Bush. It seems to me that it’s pretty hard to imagine us going into Iraq without the strong lobbying efforts from AIPAC [American Israeli Public Affairs Committee] and the neocons, who think they know what’s good for Israel more than Israel knows. The invisible elephant in the room on this issue is the Israeli factor. People don’t like to talk about it. Now that we’re in there, we’re getting to realize that the war is creating far more dangers for Israeli security than it’s provided improvements for Israeli security. "

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Shocker! Cheney's hard-line speech on Tuesday about Iran was delivered at ... The American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2006 Policy Conference.

How the wheels of War turn, turn, turn.





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"We live in a fast-moving society, with short memories."
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Re: Former General/NSA director: Iraq greatest strategic mistake ever
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 08, 2006 12:08PM
The same sort of ideological purge is being carried out at the CIA. Many of the most experienced, knowledgeable agents and department heads are leaving or being pushed out because they have integrity and won't participate in manufacturing "intelligence" to fit the Bushis agenda. Truly Bush is destroying our nation, but since he's a multinationalist that doesn't seem to bother him. It's a "good thing" that jobs are being outsourced to India he says, and his base, increasingly pushed out of the middle class, which is in itself disappearing, wags its tail and looks adoringly at him as a man of high moral character who believes in God. Will it take their impoverishment to realize he doesn't represent them and never has? Only fools and blind partisans still believe.
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