Public Comment

What Caused the Iraq Situation

Jagjit Singh
Friday June 20, 2014 - 10:49:00 AM

The multiple conflicts in the Middle East are raging out of control largely driven by our ill-fated intervention in Iraq in 2003. It is a pity that the architects of this foreign policy blunder- Tony Blair, Dick Cheney, Paul Bremer. . . have been granted air time and print media space to level charges of incompetence at the Obama administration. This is a classic example of the ‘pot calling the kettle black”.  

VP Cheney who slithered away from active duty in Vietnam obtaining multiple deferments, made the false claim in 2002 that our former ally, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction. He then boasted in 2005 that the Iraqi insurgency was in its “last throes”.

It’s hard to believe that while the Bush underlings wrap themselves in the mantle of the American flag, seemingly oblivious of the chaos they have caused in the Middle East – first favoring Hussein with chemical weapons which he used against the Kurds and Iranians – then launching our shock and awe bombing in Iraq, disbanding the Iraqi Baathist stabilizing army (made up of Sunnis and Shiites) and then hastily boasting “mission accomplished” leaving a dangerous power vacuum led by Shiite Prime Minister Maliki.

Prior to our departure from Iraq the US employed “death squads” to create ethnic strife using the El-Salvador model to create a US sponsored civil war. The political pundits, who should have been charged with war crimes, are now offering their ‘sage advice’ to a largely deaf audience.