Nov 12, 2007

Veteran's Day Special: The Iraq War Was Based Upon Lies, Not Intelligence Mistakes

Recent vents and editorials in the newspapers and blogs make the assertion that the claim that Saddam Hussein had WMD was based not on lies but on "intelligence mistakes". This video refutes that either naive or willingly ignorant assertion (made usually for partisan reasons) from expert testimony. Included in this 55 min film is Scott Ritter, former Marine and UN weapons inspector in Iraq, who spoke in a special appearance at West Virginia State University, which of course West Virginia media did not even cover. His testimony in particular is absolutely damning. Veterans who are frequently used as propaganda pawns for war deserve to be told the truth, along with those who applaud them as if whatever America does in war is right. There was no justification to go to war against Iraq that fits within the Christian principles of "just war". Iraq never attacked America, it had no association with the fictitious entity (created by U.S. government) "Al-Qaeda", it had no WMD (being fully disarmed by 1995, per Ritter), and was no threat to either the U.S. or Israel.

An impressive roster of experts is assembled to provide a generally withering commentary on the quality of evidence and possible motivations of the Neo-conservatives who provided the momentum and muscle behind America's venture into preemptive war. Among them are veteran CIA analysts and operatives, military officers, diplomats, politicians, arms inspectors, and U.S. and British government officials. The fig leaf of the possibility of an honest mistake on the matter of WMDs is stripped away; what is left is the stark and disturbing anatomy of deliberate deceit.