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Worth the Price?” New Film Shows How Biden Played Leading Role in Push for U.S. to Invade Iraq

The costs of the Iraq War were enormous. More than 4,500 American soldiers, as well as thousands of military contractors, were killed. Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers were wounded.

 

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis — and by some estimates, more than a million — were killed.

 

And the war created massive instability, including more wars and terrorism throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Fast-forward to the 2020 presidential race. There’s only one candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party who played a leading role in actually making the Iraq War happen.

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What Can Be Done in Iraq?

by Lt. Gen. William E. Odom (Ret.)

http://www.antiwar.com/orig/odom.php?articleid=10396

 

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What Can Be Done in Iraq?

by Lt. Gen. William E. Odom (Ret.)

 

Text of testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 18 January 2007

 

Good afternoon, Senator Biden, and members of the committee. It is a grave responsibility to testify before you today because the issue, the war in Iraq, is of such monumental importance.

 

You have asked me to address primarily the military aspects of the war. Although I shall comply, I must emphasize that it makes no sense to separate them from the political aspects. Military actions are merely the most extreme form of politics. If politics is the business of deciding "who gets what, when, how," as Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall in New York City once said, then the military aspects of war are the most extreme form of politics. The war in Iraq will answer that question there.

 

Strategic Errors of Monumental Proportions

 

The role that US military forces can play in that conflict is seriously limited by all the political decisions the US government has already taken. The most fundamental decision was setting as its larger strategic purpose the stabilization of the region by building a democracy in Iraq and encouraging its spread. This, of course, was to risk destabilizing the region by starting a war.

 

Military operations must be judged by whether and how they contribute to accomplishing war aims. No clear view is possible of where we are today and where we are headed without constant focus on war aims and how they affect US interests. The interaction of interests, war aims, and military operations defines the strategic context in which we find ourselves.

 

We cannot have the slightest understanding of the likely consequences of proposed changes in our war policy without relating them to the strategic context. Here are the four major realities that define that context:

 

Confusion about war aims and US interests. President GW Bush stated three war aims clearly and repeatedly:

 

* the destruction of Iraqi WMD;

 

* the overthrow of Saddam Hussein; and

 

* the creation of a liberal democratic Iraq.

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The first war aim is moot because Iraq had no WMD.

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The second was achieved by late Spring 2003. Today, people are waking up to what was obvious before the war -- the third aim has no real prospects of being achieved even in ten or twenty years, much less in the short time anticipated by the war planners.

 

Implicit in that aim was the belief that a pro-American, post-Saddam regime could be established. This too, it should now be clear, is most unlikely.

 

Finally, is it in the US interest to have launched a war in pursuit of any of these aims? And is it in the US interest to continue pursuing the third? Or is it time to redefine our aims? And, concomitantly, to redefine what constitutes victory?

 

The war has served primarily the interests of Iran and al-Qaeda, not American interests...

 

Strategic Errors of Monumental Proportions

http://www.antiwar.com/orig/odom.php?articleid=10396

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881

 

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On 2/18/2020 at 8:24 PM, merrill said:

Worth the Price?” New Film Shows How Biden Played Leading Role in Push for U.S. to Invade Iraq

The costs of the Iraq War were enormous. More than 4,500 American soldiers, as well as thousands of military contractors, were killed. Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers were wounded.

 

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis — and by some estimates, more than a million — were killed.

 

And the war created massive instability, including more wars and terrorism throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Fast-forward to the 2020 presidential race. There’s only one candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party who played a leading role in actually making the Iraq War happen.

 

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On 2/18/2020 at 8:35 PM, merrill said:

Joe Biden: An Anti-Endorsement | The Nation

www.thenation.com/article/archive/biden-2020...

Joe Biden: An Anti-Endorsement His long record of poor judgment and cozying up to bankers makes him the wrong candidate to take on Donald Trump. 

 

Voters have turned down Biden more than once. The conservatives will bury Joe Biden in his own dirty laundry that he never reveals. Biden will lose if chosen and the conservatives must be thrilled. Joe Biden simply cannot be trusted. How is Joe Biden going to pay back the medical insurance Industry? By making sure medical insurance increases by double digits = grab your wallets!!!!

 

Let's put Bernie In The White House !!!

 

 

Careful folks ..... never underestimate the conservatives ability to character assassinate a candidate such as Status

Quo Joe. He has never been an outstanding democrat because he is so conservative. His support for the war effort is the perfect example.   Joe Biden has a ton of dirty laundry that the conservatives will bring to the surface some of which will be true.  

 

Beware ........

 

Trump is not afraid of Biden .........

 

Character assassination does not require credibility just repetition.

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On 2/18/2020 at 8:24 PM, merrill said:

Worth the Price?” New Film Shows How Biden Played Leading Role in Push for U.S. to Invade Iraq

The costs of the Iraq War were enormous. More than 4,500 American soldiers, as well as thousands of military contractors, were killed. Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers were wounded.

 

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis — and by some estimates, more than a million — were killed.

 

And the war created massive instability, including more wars and terrorism throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Fast-forward to the 2020 presidential race. There’s only one candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party who played a leading role in actually making the Iraq War happen.

 

On 2/18/2020 at 8:24 PM, merrill said:

Worth the Price?” New Film Shows How Biden Played Leading Role in Push for U.S. to Invade Iraq

The costs of the Iraq War were enormous. More than 4,500 American soldiers, as well as thousands of military contractors, were killed. Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers were wounded.

 

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis — and by some estimates, more than a million — were killed.

 

And the war created massive instability, including more wars and terrorism throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Fast-forward to the 2020 presidential race. There’s only one candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party who played a leading role in actually making the Iraq War happen.

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/18/worth_the_price_joe_biden_documentary

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On 2/18/2020 at 8:24 PM, merrill said:

Worth the Price?” New Film Shows How Biden Played Leading Role in Push for U.S. to Invade Iraq

The costs of the Iraq War were enormous. More than 4,500 American soldiers, as well as thousands of military contractors, were killed. Tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers were wounded.

 

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis — and by some estimates, more than a million — were killed.

 

And the war created massive instability, including more wars and terrorism throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Fast-forward to the 2020 presidential race. There’s only one candidate for the nomination of the Democratic Party who played a leading role in actually making the Iraq War happen.

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On 2/18/2020 at 9:24 PM, merrill said:

Joe Biden = Biden Played Leading Role in Push for U.S. to Invade Iraq = IRAQ - Strategic Errors of Monumental Proportions

 

 

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Latent Teabagger/Trumpoid, no doubt.

 

 

Bush Resurrects False Claim That Congress Had

Same Intelligence On Iraq

November 11, 2005

 

"In his speech today, President Bush claimed that members of Congress who voted for the 2002 Iraq war resolution “had access to the same intelligence” as his administration. This is patently false.

 

Nevermind that much of the intelligence offered to the public and to Congress was inaccurate and misleading, or that according to the Downing Street memo and other documents, such intelligence was likely intentionally “fixed.” It is simply not true to state that Congress received the “same intelligence” as the White House."

 

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