OPPOSITION TO INVASION OF IRAQ BASED ON EMOTION OR FACTS?
PART 2 of 2


By: Devvy
July 7, 2008

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Iraq was destined to be picked off a long time ago. The way to do it was to convince the American people Iraq was a threat to America and when that didn't work, resort to justifying this invasion as a "war of liberation."

March 20, 2004: President justifies U.S. war of 'liberation.' http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 5OKV91.DTL "There are still violent thugs and murderers in Iraq, and we're dealing with them," Bush said. "But no one can argue that the Iraqi people would be better off with the thugs and murderers back in the palaces. Who would prefer that Saddam's torture chambers still be open? Who would wish that more mass graves were still being filled? Who would begrudge the Iraqi people their long- awaited liberation?"

Really? 5.1 MILLION Iraq's are now displaced in their own country http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interacti ... ml?SITE=AP or are refugees abroad. "Long awaited liberation," Mr. Bush? From author Jeri Lynn Ball, four years ago:

"In Stalin's Russia, notes Mikhail Heller, enemies were blamed for everything; they were used to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia (196, the invasion of Afghanistan in 1980, and so on. The Soviet Communists were thus able to manipulate Soviet citizens into supporting government hunts for "terrorists," "traitors," and spies, for "liberation wars" for humanity.

"Using Marxist-Leninist strategies, the Russian, Chinese, and U.S. ruling elites have sought to frighten Americans and other populations with the specter of ruthless mass terror. They have created enemies and blamed them for everything including terrorist acts. They have used them ...to manipulate Americans into supporting government hunts for "traitors," "terrorists," and these never ending "wars of national liberation." Their aim is to manipulate whole populations into supporting "wars of national liberation" and achieving not only the sovietization of "liberated" underdeveloped countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq, but also the full altruization and sovietization of the United States and other Western nations.

"On September 20, 2001, President Bush said, "Americans are asking: Who attacked our country? The evidence we have gathered all points to...al Qaeda...This group and its leader - a person named Osama bin Laden - are linked to many other organizations in different countries...There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations...and brought to camps in places like Afghanistan, where they are trained in the tactics of terror. The Chinese and Russian Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ruling elites were the originators and developers of air terrorism, they have provided terrorist training courses for Arab guerrillas and global Communists, and they have thus been able to blame acts of terrorism on "fanatics" and "rogue terrorists."

"Today, however, the Russian killers are back in Afghanistan, providing "humanitarian" aid to the "oppressed" peoples. The Russian, Chinese, and American governing elites manipulated the American people into fighting a "liberation war" in Afghanistan. On January 28, 2003, President Bush said, "In Afghanistan, we helped liberate an oppressed people." The Bush Administration now seeks to assist the Russians in their attempt to achieve the altruization and sovietization of Afghanistan, promoting community building and community values (the Communist morality), "strengthening" institutions, "educating" the children, developing media capacity, setting up "cultural exchange programs," and otherwise remaking Afghanistan in the image of the Soviet Communist totalitarian police state."

Getting Away with the Supreme International Crime. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php? ... a&aid=9491 June 18th, 2008. "Here is the picture: over 1.5 million killed, 4 million refugees inside Iraq, 3 million outside Iraq, 75% unemployed, cancer rates increased 20,000% since 2003, no medical system, no functioning economy, prostitution is rampant and Iraq has the highest number of women turned prostitutes more than any country that experience war; US detains over 28,000 Iraqis kids below age 18, and over 110,000 adults; US and Shiites divided Baghdad with concrete walls, electricity is available every 4-6 days, no clean water, gasoline is scarce, and the killers still kill and no one knows who is killing who except of course the Americans."

What the Iraq War Is About http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=12730 by Paul Craig Roberts, April 23, 2008: "If the U.S. invaded Iraq for any of the succession of reasons the Bush regime has given, why would the U.S. have spent $750 million on a fortress "embassy" with anti-missile systems and its own electricity and water systems spread over 104 acres? No one has ever seen or heard of such an embassy before. Clearly, this "embassy" is constructed as the headquarters of an occupying colonial ruler. The fact is that Bush invaded Iraq with the intent of turning Iraq into an American colony. The so-called government of Maliki is not a government. Maliki is the well paid front man for U.S. colonial rule. Maliki's government does not exist outside the protected Green Zone, the headquarters of the American occupation."

Iraqis See US Embassy as Affront. http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0424/p01s04-wome.html April 24, 2008: "It is a symbol of occupation for the Iraqi people, that is all," says Anouar, a Baghdad graduate student who thought it was risk enough to give her first name. "We see the size of this embassy and we think we will be part of the American plan for our country and our region for many, many years."

There is no intention of ever leaving Iraq: U.S. seeking 58 bases in Iraq, Shiite lawmakers say http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/40372.html

January 5, 2008. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,320468,00.html Iraqi Soldier Kills Two American GIs During Joint Mission in Baghdad. "According to Brig. Mutaa Habib Jassim al-Khazrachi, commander of the Iraqi army's 2nd Division, an initial investigation has indicated that the Iraqi soldier has links to militant groups in the area."

January 6, 2008. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,320468,00.html Iraqi Soldier Who Killed 3 GIs Hailed As Hero. "Unlike the empty promises and false allegations of Western leaders, the killing of the US soldiers was a direct response to the death, destruction and misery which the US and UK have brought with them to Iraq but more importantly, it was an act of defence and a reflection of the reality which Al-Jibouri and millions of Iraqis are facing daily."

June 13, 2008: Iraq war costs may reach $2.7 trillion. http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/ju ... illion.htm There is NO money in the U.S. Treasury. The Democrats continue (right along with Republicans) to throw more hundreds of billions of dollars for Bush's war - every penny will have to be borrowed from the privately owned and corrupt "Federal" Reserve. The interest slapped on our backs as well as our children and grand children. For what?

George W. Bush promised he would not engage in nation building when he ran for office the first time. He lied. He lied about WMDs. He lied about any connection between September 11, 2001 and Saddam Hussein. I want you to take about ten minutes to watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_yHY9hFl94 where you will see Bush during a press conference state: "The main reason we went into Iraq, uh, was, uh, the main reason we went into Iraq at the time was we thought, he [Hussein] had weapons of mass destruction. Turns out he didn't, but he had the capacity to make weapons of mass destruction."

So, Mr. Bush, you thought Hussein had WMDs and for this 'thought' we have destroyed the country of Iraq?

June 18, 2008: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/18/ ... /edowd.php "Asked by The Observer reporter about WMD in Iraq, W. replied: "Still looking for them," sparking a strange moment of levity. Bush continued: "We didn't realize, nor did anybody else, that Saddam Hussein felt like he needed to play like he had weapons of mass destruction. It may have been, however, that in his mind all this was just a bluff."

In this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_yHY9hFl94 Bush is asked what Iraq had to do with 9/11? He responds, "What did Iraq have to do with what?" Question: Attack on the World Trade Center. "Nothing, except for it's part of ...No one ever said..." This video also shows coconspirator, Condeleeza Rice, lie through her teeth. The same Condelezza Rice who stated last week http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... =worldwide that she was "proud" America invaded Iraq. I wanted to vomit when I read those words. Click here to read the words of Kevin Tillman, http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/200 ... _birthday/ brother of Pat Tillman, killed by "friendly" fire http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... May29.html and covered up by the military. Only a rock would not become emotional after reading what this Iraq veteran said so eloquently.

What you see above is just the tip of the iceberg. It will get far, far worse as our soldiers develop cancer and other severe health problems from DU exposure. Never mind what has been done to Iraq and on a smaller scale, Afghanistan. But, out of sight, out of mind as the American people turn a blind eye. "Better we fight the terrorists in someone else's country." I'm shamed any American would sign on to such hooey.

1000 soldiers trying to kill themselves every month. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0408/042308v1.htm April 23, 2008. "Top officials of the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments faced harsh questioning from the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday about recently leaked e-mails written by the VA's head of mental health revealing that nearly 1,000 U.S. soldiers per month have attempted suicide after returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan."

November 13, 2007. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/ ... 6471.shtml Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans. "Twenty-three-year-old Marine Reservist Jeff Lucey hanged himself with a garden hose in the cellar of this parents’ home - where his father, Kevin, found him. "There's a crisis going on and people are just turning the other way,