Saturday, November 22, 2003

Chomsky Criticizes Iraqi War, Praises Said: "According to Chomsky, almost all intelligence agencies made two predictions before the start of the war on Iraq. The first was that the war would increase the threat of terror, and the second was that it would encourage the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Both have come true, he said, and the United States should not be surprised... Chomsky said the Bush Administration expected such resistance. 'The Administration was certainly aware of this, and they don't desire that outcome, but they don't care that much.' He said the goal of long-term military dominance made the Bush administration willing to take those risks... Arguments in defense of the war, Chomsky said, are built on colonialist foundations. Defenders of the war are "simply plagiarizing the worst episodes of European imperialism.""

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