The Speech President Obama Should Give About the Iraq War (But Won’t)

Here is the speech that I wish President Obama would give about the Iraq War, but which neither he nor any other president ever will. Fellow Americans, and Iraqis who are watching this speech, I have come here this evening not to declare a victory or to mourn a defeat on the battlefield, but to apologize from the bottom of my heart for a series of illegal actions and grossly incompetent policies pursued by the government of the United States of America, in ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by James Canning - Aug 31, 2010 - 9:59 AM PDT
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by James Canning - Aug. 31, 2010

Good point by Cole, that Eisenhower forced Israel out of the Sinai. How pathetic that more recent US presidents could not force Israel out of the West Bank and the Golan Heights. The Iraq War was not fought to open up the Iraqi oil reserves to the world market. The US was the largest buyer of Iraqi crude before the invasion. The idiot Jerry Bremer carried a copy of the US Constitutions around with him, when he was temporary Viceroy of Iraq. How stupid could he be!

Geore W. Bush inflicted far more damage on the US, in the wake of "9/11", than was caused by the terror attacks that day.

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by Richard A Johnson - Sep. 4, 2010

Excellent rationale and presentation. It's important to note that Eisenhower's arguments for peace centered on the nascent State of Israel's belligerence and aggression in 1956. Israel's six decade-long disregard for International Law is made crystal clear by it's continuing aggression and terrorist behavior as evidenced by its brutal oppression of the Palestinian people. The Apartheid State of Israel remains the cancer of the MiddleEast and our Nation's irrational support for Israel's persistent lawlessness most certainly was a major factor leading to America's loss of National Integrity with regard to our unnecessary and illegal invasion of Iraq.

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