The Case for the War in Iraq - Will it Work With Iran? Update! Making the Case to Strike Syria
The Arrogance of War Games in the book ‘Hubris: Selling the Iraq War’
"How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then
believe what they read." by ____Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and press critics
I can’t believe, I did not hear about this book.
I heard about the book ‘Imperial Hubris’ by: Mike Scheuer, but not the book ‘Hubris: Selling the Iraq War’ by: Michael Isikoff and David Corn, which is now a documentary.
For Years I was researching, how George W. Bush got away with all the scheming and unfairness, like getting his father to get him transferred out of the Army and into the Air National Guard, to avoid having to serve in Vietnam.
It was purported that GWB went AWOL and intended to find a way to 'legally' desert.
I always thought desertion in time of war was an act of treason, but, I guess it really depends on who is pulling the purse strings.
Rachel Maddow introduced us to a documentary from the book 'Hubris'
The Book Hubris: 'Selling the Iraq War' published October 12 2006; written by Michael Isikoff and David Corn - Documentary Feb 22, 2013 and aired on the Rachel Maddow Show March 20th, 2013.
Excerpts from the transcript of the Rachel Maddow Show
Rachel started her show with: "We start with some jaw-dropping information about American politics that has been reported out by a British news source. It`s the BBC. The BBC has just aired a new documentary based on Oval Office tapes, which proves something about the American presidency and American modern history that even the most conspiratorial among us would not be able to believe were it not all captured on tape, but apparently, it`s all captured on tape."
This documentary captures all the schemes and lies step-by-step, to make a case to declare war with Iraq. There were no weapons of mass destruction, It was proven and George W. Bush admitted that Saddam Husein had nothing to do with September 11th.
Hubris: Selling The Iraq War (Part 1) February 19, 2013
In this first part of the documentary ‘Hubris: Selling The Iraq War’ speaks of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 about the power that was given to President Lyndon Johnson in Vietnam to do whatever necessary to fight the North Vietnamese allowing him to send ships, planes and ground troops.
As a result of the Vietnam War the “War Powers Act” was enacted into law, to prevent any president from a declaration of war without the permission of Congress.
It took a month of George Bush campaigning to allow him to declare war on Iraq under the guise of ‘Iraq having weapons of mass destruction.’
After no weapons of mass destructions could be found, the Bush administration said there was a connection between September 11th and Saddam Husain. When no connection to Saddam Husain and September 11thcould be established, the Bush people said it was to free the Iraqi people..
The Wolfowitz connection to the Iraq war.
Step-by-step how we got to where we are
Were these men really just little boys wanting to play war games?
Did, Mr. Bush pick the members of his administration for the sole purpose of going to war with Iraq?
What caused GWB to want to go to war with Iraq? Was it Hubris? (i.e. arrogance, or worse a disconnect with reality?)
I read, heard and have documentation that the Bush administration thought /told the American people that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Do all the republicans know that was a LIE? Or were they duped just like most of the American people?
Selling The Iraq War to the American People
In spite of the fact that the Bush administration knew there were no WMDs and Iraq had no connection to September 11th.
That is what we were told, But when the weapons of mass destruction were not found, we were told that Saddam Husein had connections to September 11th, and when that proved to be a lie, we were told it was to liberate the Iraqi people from their Saddam Hussein, their cruel dictator.
In retrospect, did Mitt Romney know the war in Iraq had nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction, or with September 11th? Because when he was running for President he said, it was to liberate the Iraqi people. Does he believe that?
At Mr. Romney's first speech after he lost the 2012 Presidential election, he still says the war in Iraq was to liberate the Iraqi people.
Did he mention the 32,000 or more American Soldiers who came home with missing limbs and what about the ones who served and now have PTSD.
Did he mention that the 4,486 Americans who died and 115,000 Iraq civilians who died in Iraq? Maybe he thinks like his wife, that serving a Mormon mission is the same as serving in the Military.
At the Republican convention this in 2013, when they picked presidential nominee a speech was given by Condi Rice on foreign policy, who during the Iraq war, was national security adviser. And in her speech still contends that the Iraq war was to keep us from being attacked again, the way we were on 9/11.
These people must think 'Poor and Working class' people are some kind of 'stupid.'
Colin Powell Was Convinced!
Did you believe that Iraq was hiding (WMDs) weapons of mass destruction?
Democrats who fell for the lies, feel shame, they feel duped.
Could this be why President Obama won the election, and why Hilary lost the election?
Will that vote for the Iraq war be held against them forever? It has been brought up more than once in Hillary's 2016 Presidential campaign by her opponents.
Senator Ted Kenned said, it is wrong to go to war before alternatives are exhausted and Senator Robert Byrd, then said I urge all senators to go look at the Vietnam War memorial.
Republicans are digging in their heels and sticking by their lies
How will this ever get right, when the Republicans say it was about liberating the Iraqi people?
It has been 10 years and Republicans don't think the lies matter. And the children who were 10 at that time, and are now 20, how do we teach them that the Iraq war was wrong, especially the Republican children, whose parents are telling them that the democrats are lying. Will they watch the tapes and learn the truth?
Or will they believe the propaganda still being spewed.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, U.S. Army (Ret.) (R): "Others in the party are trying desperately to defend the decision because they see it as impacting their future possibilities of particularly regaining the White House. And still others just don`t want to listen. They`re sort of like that crew that you were describing in your opening remarks that won`t believe the truth even if it hits them in the face. And, incidentally, I was using the LBJ revelations in my seminar today to demonstrate to my students some of the nefarious and venal things that happen at the highest levels of power in this country."
Donald Rumsfelt and The GOP Cult
The American people need to get angry!
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, U.S. Army (Ret.) a guest on the Rachel Maddow show stated: "The American people need to get angry. They need to get as angry as these people were. They need to do things. They need to write their senators, write their representatives, call them. Do whatever they can do within their capacity. Some have a greater capacity than others."
I would like to ask Col. Wilkerson, how do I write to my 'RED' state representative who does not represent anyone who is not Republican, and I am not even sure about that.
Q. Are we ready for the 2014 elections and 2016 Presidential race?
Q. If the Tea Party/Republican/Conservative wins, will he/she make the case for war with IRAN? And is the ground work already being laid?
Update! Making the Case to Strike Syria
When GWB wanted to attack Iraq, claiming they had WMDs, all the while knowing they had NONE. And then it was proven they had NONE. GWB made a mockery of the whole Iraq war. Looking behind the drapes in the White House, pretending to be looking for WMDs, and knowing they were not there.
Is that having an impact on the U.S. Congress's indecision in regards to the Syrian Assad regime's attack on its own people?
Was this a PLAN to provoke the President to strike, so that Syria can say that America has declared war on them?
I just heard Rep. Janice Hahn (D) say that there are alternatives for the President to make, but could not think of one.
Sources: The Rachel Maddow Shows - Documentary
Hubris: Selling the Iraq War (the Book) by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
Thank you Michael, David and Rachel.
© 2013 Shyron E Shenko