The War on Terror: What’s It All About?

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  1. poncho

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    Does anyone remember the “cakewalk war” that would last six weeks, cost $50-$60 billion, and be paid for out of Iraqi oil revenues?

    Does anyone remember that White House economist Lawrence Lindsey was fired by Dubya because Lindsey estimated that the Iraq war could cost as much as $200 billion?

    Lindsey was fired for over-estimating the cost of a war that, according to Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, has cost 15 times more than Lindsey estimated. And the US still has 50,000 troops in Iraq.

    Does anyone remember that just prior to the US invasion of Iraq, the US government declared victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan?

    Does anyone remember that the reason Dubya gave for invading Iraq was Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, weapons that the US government knew did not exist?

    Are Americans aware that the same neoconservarives who made these fantastic mistakes, or told these fabulous lies, are still in control of the government in Washington?

    The “war on terror” is now in its tenth year. What is it really all about?

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  2. KenH

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    Way too many Americans are jingoists.
     
  3. Crabtownboy

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    Yes, I remember all that and more.

    Remember the "Yellow Cake" as a reason to invade, but it was false.

    Remember the Aluminum tubes that turned out to be nothing.

    Remember how we had no plans on what to do once the Iraqi army was defeated and how that led to disaster.

    That and more.

    The neocons still insist it was the right thing to do, but it was carried out wrong.
     

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