Thursday, September 27, 2007

I love this. Before the war started, there were those of us who opposed it... said it wouldnt end well... were looking for alternative solutions. The UN weapons inspectors were being allowed access - and guys like Blix were coming back saying 'i got nuthin'... Pressure was mounting to shut it down.

People act like going to war in march was this 'sudden and last minute decision' - when dutch shipping had been engaged for 9 months to transport american armor, when Uzbek airfields had been under construction for 6 months, and when i've heard spec ops forces tell me directly that they themselves were IN iraq in January - 3 months before the war started.

So yes, there was an inevitability to it... so of COURSE Saddam was playing the 'how do i get out of this alive' card. And now, we're seeing the mainstream press cover something that some of us saw in foreign press at the time... stuff that Al Jazeera was covering as loudly as they could... that Saddam had offered to go into exile and take a fraction of his wealth with him.

'The Egyptians are speaking to Saddam Hussein. It seems he's indicated he would be prepared to go into exile if he's allowed to take $1 billion and all the information he wants about weapons of mass destruction," Bush was quoted as saying at the meeting one month before the U.S.-led invasion.'

The president is a thug, an asshole, and should spend an eternity in hell being buggered by goats with giant dicks wrapped in sandpaper condoms... but it doesn't excuse the american people or their past-rationalizing senators from their responsibility for events...


Jake said...

I remember reading this in the Woodward book way back in the day. It's a little worse than you describe it. Bush threatened Egypt, saying that if they took Saddam in exile, they would be considered a terrorist state.

This wasn't a war of liberation, it was a vendetta that doubled as a business opportunity.

GreatGoblin said...

back when we had the soviet union, they would have used their UN veto power and shut this crap down.

which makes it terribly funny - that because the soviet union fell, america was allowed to shoot itself in the dick. Where's the war on irony when you need it.