We will be in Iraq, and the American people need to get with this program, we will be in Iraq like we were in the Philippines for anywhere from 20 to 30 more years. That's the time frame that we're looking at. And that is the life span of the bases that we've constructed there. Yeah, we are not leaving these bases, and a Democratic president, I don't care who they are, will keep those basses there. They will justify them and they will use them and we love that. We love it. So it's not about what the American people think is right or wrong, it's not about if we got lied to, what matters is, they did what they wanted to do, and as bush says, and as Cheney says, “it's quite the success.” And this is very frightening. Because none of this has ever been admitted to the American people, it's only been hinted at by people that know. And of course the facts speak for themself. The facts are, we are in Iraq, we have the finest military installations in the world, the newest military installations in the world, and we're not leaving them. We're not turning them over to a Shiite government, we're not turning them over to a Sunni government, we're not turning them over to a Kurdish government. We're not doing that. They are American bases. We've got our flag there. And this is kind of the way they used to do things, I guess back in the Middle Ages. Maybe the Dark Ages. A king decided he wanted to go do something, he went and did it. And this is George Bush. We call him an elected president. I mean, he's operating much as kings have operated in the past.Read her insightful POV here.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Pentagon Whistle-Blower on Iran
Truthout's James Harris interviews Lt.Col Karen Kwiatkowski, USAF(ret.). If you watched the award-winning documentary, "Why We Fight" you may remember her as the outspoken critic of the pentagon who gave insider information about the 'fluffing' of pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Since her retirement, she has become prolific in her writings condemning the war in Iraq and in this interview comments how the same 'cherry-picking' may be going vis-a-vis Iran. Oftentimes I skip over reading pieces regarding the 'intel' coming out of Iran when it comes from BushCo, because I basically assume it's a pack of lies. The Bush that cried "wolf" so to speak. But Lt.Col. Kwiatkowski is someone I've read for a while and I don't agree with all of her positions (she calls herself a Libertarian), but I do think she speaks truth to power. In this short excerpt, Kwiatkowski remembers comments from a General discussing the intentions for Iraq which provides a 'set-up' for attacking Iran