I have been a critic of the Iraq War from the beginning and of course that made me rather unpopular after 9/11….I was accused of being unpatriotic and un-American….I knew that the BS about Saddam being in league with AQ was crap…….Saddam would have NEVER let such an organization exist in Iraq……anyone that could have challenged his authority…….I could see NO reason for an attack on Iraq in those days if terrorism was the basis of a war in Afghanistan and Iraq……
I said after the start that someone needed to be held responsible for all the needless death and destruction…..again I was all the things that is un-American.
Now there is a call for someone to take accountability for all the stuff that happened in Iraq……of course our crappy leaders will NEVER have to face their crime….but there was a ray of hope in the UK…..there has been an investigation on what was truth and what was lies….it looked promising……until very recently…..
Sir John Chilcot, the head of a British inquiry into the invasion of Iraq, has conceded defeat on his efforts to release the details of over 130 conversations between former President Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair related to the plot to invade Iraq. Sir John admits now the records will never be made public.
Instead, under the terms of a secretive agreement between the Cameron government and the Obama Administration, the Chilcot Inquiry will only be allowed to give “the gist” of what was discussed in certain of the conversations, and that none of it can provide any information related to President Bush’s views.
Though Sir John himself made it clear this was quite a defeat for his struggling inquiry, the Cameron government tried to spin it as a major accomplishment, saying the gist would be a lot more than they had ever anticipated would be allowed by the US.
The Chilcot Inquiry was announced in June 2009 by the Gordon Brown government, but has stalled for years, with the government promising to “protect” the US from embarrassment in the release. Years later, even predictions of a 2015 publication still look extremely unlikely.
There is going to be NO justice for all the death and destruction…..now because of all the lies and misinformation it looks like not even the country of Iraq will survive our war……
It is never too late to make the bastards face justice……I am talking about bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and even Obama and Clinton……keep the focus on what they have done and maybe one day they will get what is coming to them.
Just a friendly reminder!
since this report Tony Blair has come out of his shell to speak…….he has said “the situation in Iraq was not the responsibility of the those that attacked Iraq. That societies like Iraq ruled by a dictator results like this should be expected once he is removed.”
Okay I read that and had a good laugh at the stupidity of the statement and the stupidity of those that believe such pure manure. if we went into Iraq because Saddam was gonna use WMDs and we eliminate the cause….we should have expected this to happen…..right? WE DID NOT! in our rush for oil we could not see the sand for the camel crap!
But if you like good humor read Blair’s essay………http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/tony-blair-iraq-essay-full-text-we-have-to-liberate-ourselves-from-the-notion-that-we-caused-this-crisis-we-havent-9537514.html?printService=print
A pretty good piece by Blair….I understand the necessity but I question his premise………let know what you think…..