Monday, November 24, 2008

Bush 'very pleased' with Iraq war outcome: report.

The Moron in Chief wants the world to know that he has no regrets about the Iraq war.

"I think the decision to remove Saddam Hussein was right," Bush told the Sunday Project programme of the private Asahi network.
This is the way that warmongers justify their act of illegality, by stressing that removing someone as obnoxious as Saddam was a good thing. There aren't very many people on the planet who would argue that keeping Saddam in place would be a good thing, just as there are very few of us who think that it's a great notion that Mugabe continues his despotic rule in Zimbabwe. However, we have no intention of removing Mugabe because to do so would be illegal under international law.

The only time when international law would allow that kind of intervention would be if Mugabe was massacring his own people.

Indeed, ironically, it would have been justifiable for the US to intervene to remove Saddam after he "gassed his own people" as Bush was fond of telling us prior to the Iraq war. But the US had no interest in such an actions in those days because, although Saddam was a monster, he was their monster.

Bush then comes out with the other tired talking point which warmongers like to trot out:
Saddam was an enemy of the United States and a lot of people thought he had weapons of mass destruction, Bush said.
Those who thought Saddam had WMD did so because Bush and Blair kept telling everyone that Saddam had WMD. Indeed, many people who had access to the same information that Bush and Blair were citing as evidence were completely sceptical about the conclusions which the pro-war brigade were making.

Scott Ritter pointed out that the US government had never provided any proof to back up their claims and Robin Cook, a former British Foreign Secretary resigned over the issue stating, "Iraq probably has no weapons of mass destruction in the commonly understood sense of that term - namely, a credible device capable of being delivered against strategic city targets."

And Cook later said that even Blair knew that Iraq did not have WMD when he joined Bush in invading that country.
TONY BLAIR privately conceded two weeks before the Iraq war that Saddam Hussein did not have any usable weapons of mass destruction, Robin Cook, the former foreign secretary, reveals today. John Scarlett, chairman of the joint intelligence committee (JIC), also "assented" that Saddam had no such weapons, says Cook.

His revelations, taken from a diary that he kept as a senior minister during the months leading up to war, are published today in The Sunday Times. They shatter the case for war put forward by the government that Iraq presented "a real and present danger" to Britain.

Cook, who resigned shortly before the invasion of Iraq, also reveals there was a near mutiny in the cabinet, triggered by David Blunkett, the home secretary, when it first discussed military action against Iraq.

The prime minister ignored the "large number of ministers who spoke up against the war", according to Cook. He also "deliberately crafted a suggestive phrasing" to mislead the public into thinking there was a link between Iraq and Al-Qaeda, and he did not want United Nations weapons inspections to be successful, writes the former cabinet minister.
So Bush can stick to his carefully worded talking points, but they are both highly dishonest.

As Cook pointed out at the time the war had no legitimacy and no international support.
The harsh reality is that Britain is being asked to embark on a war without agreement in any of the international bodies of which we are a leading member. Not Nato. Not the EU. And now not the security council. To end up in such diplomatic isolation is a serious reverse. Only a year ago we and the US were part of a coalition against terrorism which was wider and more diverse than I would previously have thought possible. History will be astonished at the diplomatic miscalculations that led so quickly to the disintegration of that powerful coalition.
Bush's implication that (a) Saddam was a bad man and that (b) everyone thought Saddam had WMD ignores the fact that whist everyone agreed with (a), very few people agree with (b) and certainly the coalition which stood by the US as it took on al Qaeda simply vanished the millisecond Bush proposed invading a country which had nothing to do with the events on 9-11.

But, Bush wants us all to know that he's "very pleased" with what he's done.

That's one of the reasons why history will remember this man as a moron.

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