Monday, June 26, 2006

The Iraq War in Context: A Strategy Paper Calling for the Immediate Withdrawal of U.S. Troops: "'The United States will not hesitate to strike preemptively against enemies, and will never again allow its military supremacy to be challenged.'
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Our nation is chosen by God and commissioned by history to be a model for the world.
President George W. Bush

The United States needs to lose the war in Iraq as soon as possible. Even more urgently, the whole world needs the United States to lose the war in Iraq…What is at stake now is the way we run the world for the next generation or more, and really bad things will happen if we get it wrong.
Gwynne Dyer

We had to create a false rational for going in [to Iraq] to get public support. The books were cooked, in my mind. The intelligence was not there. I testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee one month before the war, and Senator Lugar asked me: 'General Zinni, do you feel the threat from Saddam Hussein is imminent?' I said: 'No, not at all. It was not an imminent threat. Not even close. Not grave, gathering, imminent, serious, severe, mildly upsetting, none of those.'
General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Retired)"

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