by Nicolas J.S. Davies on 16-03-2013
The evil unleashed on the people of Iraq has been painstakingly obscured behind a tapestry of lies
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney Photo Credit: Cherle A. Thuriby/Dept. of Defense
March 15, 2013 – Since the end of the Second World War, American political leaders and opinion-makers have led the public to believe that the aggressive use of overt and covert military force are essential tools of US foreign policy. As we reel from one military disaster to the next, sending our loved ones off to war, killing millions of innocent people and destabilizing one region after another, each new administration assures us that it has learned the lessons of the past and deserves our support and sacrifice for its latest military strategy.
Nicolas J. S. Davies is author of Blood On Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. He wrote the chapter on “Obama At War” for the just released book, Grading the 44th President: A Report Card on Barack Obama’s First Term as a Progressive Leader.