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"I Was Just About to Change Everything ... "
By now, everyone has heard about Rumsfeld's memo. It was leaked to the New York Times supposedly without Rumsfeld's knowledge. It makes the case that Rumsfeld was just about to make major changes in Iraq because he could see that the strategy was failing and had created a disaster. Everything about the memo reeks of... Read More
“As you know, you go to war with the army you have. They’re not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Name one part of the occupation of Iraq that has succeeded? From the shortage of soldiers, to de-Ba’athification, to the disbanding the Iraqi military,... Read More
Nothing Rumsfeld Says Can be Trusted
Rumsfeld is a pathological liar. Nothing he says can be trusted. In 6 years, he's never uttered a completely reliable statement, just convoluted pronouncements that have to be parsed by experts. That's why it was so satisfying to see him skewered by Ray McGovern's questions. McGovern had Rumsfeld backpedaling like he'd just been harpooned. Honesty... Read More
How Rumsfeld Smashed the National Guard
The changes that are taking place in the military under the deceptive name of "transformation" have nothing to do with national defense. Rather, the military is being converted into a taxpayer-subsidized security apparatus for multinational corporations. Its primary task is to seize dwindling resources through force of arms and crush indigenous movements that resist US... Read More
Those "Meetings" with Insurgents
There were reports last Friday that representatives of the US Occupation Forces in Iraq were engaged in secret talks with leaders of the Iraqi resistance. For a brief two day period, there was reason to hope that there might be a genuine opportunity to begin negotiations for a political settlement to the 27 month conflict.... Read More
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