War shame

War shame

What can you write on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War that has not been written before about this shameful chapter of history?

All the lies that led to this war have by now well and truly been exposed.

More than half a million dead, millions injured, the birthplace of civilisation in ruins.

There seems to be a persistent misconception, even amongst the opponents of this war, that it was all about oil.

Saddam had never denied us of any oil; therefore it wouldve been simpler and much cheaper to just keep on buying the oil, rather than to go to war, which has already cost $3 trillion and keeps oncosting $4 billion every month.

The American neo-cons, who have always been pushing for such wars, know that their glove-puppet president has another 10 months to go as commander in chief.

It is quite unlikely that they will miss this opportunity to set Iran ablaze.

My guess is that they will time it to coincide with the presidential election later this year.

It would not only allow Dubya to leave office in military glory, but also it would dramatically increasehis Republican colleague, the not exactly dovish John McCains chances of winning the presidency.

And if the US does attack Iran, will then Kevin Rudd have the balls to keep Australia out?

Tom Koo

Alstonville

Edited for length


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