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Bush Silences a Dangerous Witness

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Found this article to be intense, factually accurate and very interesting. You too may arrive at that conclusion if you read the article with a critical eye.










Consortiumnews.com

Like a blue-blood version of a Mob family with global reach, the Bushes have eliminated one more key witness to the important historical events that led the U.S. military into a bloody stalemate in Iraq and pushed the Middle East to the brink of calamity.

The hanging of Saddam Hussein was supposed to be – as the New York Times observed – the “triumphal bookend” to George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. If all had gone as planned, Bush might have staged another celebration as he did after the end of “major combat,” posing under the “Mission Accomplished” banner on May 1, 2003.

But now with nearly 3,000 American soldiers killed and the Iraqi death toll exceeding 600,000 by some estimates, Bush may be forced to savor the image of Hussein dangling at the end of a rope a little more privately.

Still, Bush has done his family’s legacy a great service while also protecting secrets that could have embarrassed other senior U.S. government officials.

He has silenced a unique witness to crucial chapters of the secret history that stretched from Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1979 to the alleged American-Saudi “green light” for Hussein to attack Iran in 1980, through the eight years of the Iran-Iraq War during which high-ranking U.S. intermediaries, such as Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates, allegedly helped broker supplies of war materiel for Hussein...
 

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Found this article to be intense, factually accurate and very interesting. You too may arrive at that conclusion if you read the article with a critical eye.

Consortiumnews.com

Like a blue-blood version of a Mob family with global reach, the Bushes have eliminated one more key witness to the important historical events that led the U.S. military into a bloody stalemate in Iraq and pushed the Middle East to the brink of calamity.

The hanging of Saddam Hussein was supposed to be – as the New York Times observed – the “triumphal bookend” to George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq. If all had gone as planned, Bush might have staged another celebration as he did after the end of “major combat,” posing under the “Mission Accomplished” banner on May 1, 2003.

But now with nearly 3,000 American soldiers killed and the Iraqi death toll exceeding 600,000 by some estimates, Bush may be forced to savor the image of Hussein dangling at the end of a rope a little more privately.

Still, Bush has done his family’s legacy a great service while also protecting secrets that could have embarrassed other senior U.S. government officials.

He has silenced a unique witness to crucial chapters of the secret history that stretched from Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1979 to the alleged American-Saudi “green light” for Hussein to attack Iran in 1980, through the eight years of the Iran-Iraq War during which high-ranking U.S. intermediaries, such as Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates, allegedly helped broker supplies of war materiel for Hussein...

Your source certainly is unbiased. One look at their homepage makes
that clear.

Factually accurate? Well, they spelled the names right and got the dates
right. As for news? None of this is some new revelation. It's no secret
we supported Saddam during the Iraq-Iran war and skirmishes. The
enemy of my enemy is my friend (for now). When he no longer served
that purpose .. you see the result.
 

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And here I thought it was the IST that tried and sentenced him and the Iraqi Supreme Court of Appeals that affirmed this. Neither of which had Bush on their roster.
 
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Found this article to be intense, factually accurate and very interesting. You too may arrive at that conclusion if you read the article with a critical eye.
I can see why this got you off, kid, but it's an op-ed piece. Factual accuracy isn't necessary.
 
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