Uncommon Sense

March 20, 2023

Follow-up to “War Criminals to the Left of Me . . .”

The Architects of the Iraq War: Where are They Now?


  1. I haven’t finished reading it, but this immediately stood out to me:

    Another way to look at it is that their job was to start a war that would extend the U.S. empire and be extremely profitable for the U.S. defense establishment and oil industry, with no regard for what’s best for America or telling the truth.

    The mantra of the Republican Party, IMO.

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    Comment by Nan — March 20, 2023 @ 11:14 am | Reply

    • Addendum: If you repeat something often enough … well, sure enough! It becomes TRUTH! (Another mantra of the Republican Party.)

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      Comment by Nan — March 20, 2023 @ 11:23 am | Reply

    • Their bogus “deep rationale” was to establish a democratic republic in the ME that would infect the countries around it and make the whole region democratic! No honest observer would give any credence to this idea, which is why I consider it BS. Cheney and Bush were heavily connected to the oil industry and I think this “war” was their idea of making sure the oil flowed. Plus, while they were more than friendly with the Saudis, they didn’t want the Saudis to have so much control over so much of the oil supply. The Iraqi oil fields were a hedge against Saudi dominance of the ME oil supplies.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — March 20, 2023 @ 11:45 am | Reply

      • And much of this goes on today, albeit in less obvious (newsworthy) ways. Do you think the U.S. government leaders will EVER accept (and promote) alternate energy sources?? (My answer: not so long as the oil industry lines their pockets.)

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        Comment by Nan — March 20, 2023 @ 11:55 am | Reply

        • And shockingly, they don’t understand they are being played. The last I noticed (it was years ago), the oil industry is getting $8 billion in subsidies annually from the federal government. And the politicians are happy with the crumbs/bribes they receive? The oil companies are bribing them with federal dollars! (The oil companies would be nuts to accept the termination of those subsidies (we’ve tried), when they can retain them with fall less in bribes.)

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — March 20, 2023 @ 11:59 am | Reply

          • And Steve, as “CNN notes in a Feb. 2, 2023 report*, the 2033-2035 projected timeline is largely in line with the predictions of other significant reports. But the AI study has a far grimmer idea of when the 2 degree threshold will be reached, estimating close to an 80 percent chance that the world will hit that mark by 2065 — and that’s assuming we maintain net zero carbon emissions. Noah Diffenbaugh, co-author of the study and a climate scientist at Stanford University, told CNN that there’s a 50 percent chance that 2 degrees will be reached even sooner — by 2050, if emissions stay high.”

            And the follow-up, deeper Jan. 3, 2023 article from Stanford University scientists is disturbingly telling, entitled “Stanford Scientists Warn That Civilization as We Know It Will End in “Next Few Decades” — “Humanity is very busily sitting on a limb that we’re sawing off.


            * – Source: https://futurism.com/the-byte/global-warming-worse-ai-scientists

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            Comment by Professor Taboo — March 20, 2023 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  2. And on this follow-up post and its predecessor, is it ANY surprise that Chinese leader Xi Jinping meeting Vladimir Putin in Moscow days after Russian leader was charged with war crimes by the ICC and they both laughed at it being grossly partial to Western leaders like George W. Bush? Hahaha. 😄

    As Nan eluded to… WHEN are American (Republican?) Presidents and their party and party members in Congress going to learn that doing nearly the exact same thing in Iraqi 20-yrs ago gives encouragement and license/precedent to far worse leaders and nations, like invading Ukraine or the Crimea? 🤦‍♂️

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    Comment by Professor Taboo — March 20, 2023 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

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