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View Diary: Calling the war in Iraq a 'mistake' is easy. The reality is more malignant (241 comments)

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    Sure the Vietnam War was genocidal as well, but in the context, it's at least possible to put myself in the state of mind of people like Kennedy and Johnson who really believed the domino theory, that the Soviets posed an existential threat, etc.

    But the Iraq war was nothing but a smash and grab -- pure evil, corruption theft, with barely any ideological cover (except maybe for the neocons who believed their own bullshit).

    It was lies to make war to steal oil, to save Cheney's near bankrupt Halliburton, to send planeloads of pallets of bricks of cold hard cash.

    Utter bullshit and theft.

    It I wrote what I really believed I'd be banned as a conspiracy theorist.

    Let's just say that one thing I disagree with the diary on is that:

    Osama was sent on the run into the borderlands between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    Bin Laden was killed in a military town in Pakistan. Even the New Yorker Magazine says it's inconceivable that bin Laden was not under the protection of the Pakistani military, which means the basic mainstream framework for understanding the cause of the Iraq War - 9/11 - is wrong. By killing bin Laden while he was under Pakistani protection in a Pakistani military garrison town, regardless of the obvious implications, President Obama became "Truther in chief."

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