Friday, March 17, 2006
New Claim: Iraq is NOT Pre-Emptive War
How many times was pre-emptive war shoved down our throats in order to justify invading Iraq? Too many to count. And what is the new claim coming from BushCo now since they are rattling the pre-emptive war sabres for Iran? Well, it would be this absolute bullshit, of course: Elaine Quijano of CNN on Lou Dobbs: "The WH also released its updated natl security strategy, emphasizing worldwide democracy as the best defense for America. The plan says the US will strive to use diplomacy 1st, but does not back away from the doctrine of preemption, saying, "to forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the US will, if necessary, act preemptively in exercising our inherent right of self-defense." Natl security adviser, Stephen Hadley defended the doctrine. HADLEY: The pres believes that we must remember the clearest lesson of Sept 11th, that the US must confront threats before they fully materialize. (End video) QUIJANO: But some say that staunch defense of preemption ignores the lesson of acting on bad intelligence on WMDs in Iraq. The admin officials insist they have learned that lesson. They also argue that Iraq is not a preemptive war, because, they say, 12 yrs of diplomacy preceded the US led invasion -- back to you, Lou." Can ya f-ing believe that? Can you believe that they have the gall to spew this shit? I guess it makes sense if ya create your own reality.