The Sheer Dishonest Cynicism Could Fracture Your Pelvis at 100 Yards
No, it wasn’t just stupidity that caused the US and the UK to fuck off and commit catastrophic genocide in Iraq, nor that led to the abject and utter failure to create anything other than murderous anarchy since the war was officially declared to be won.
It was complete and utter dishonesty, as this clip of Dick Cheney from 1994 shows – posted below. They are simply liars – good honest ‘Mercan good ol’ boy humble gawd fearin’ FUCKING LIARS. I don’t know if I find this sort of thing vindicating, but fuck me it’s incredibly depressing.
Plans & Apologies – Mel Gibson’s… IRAQ!
Bill Hicks – Iraq Excerpt From his Oxford Playhouse show back in 1992. This could so easily apply to the current Iraq War, it too is pretty fucking depressing.
This from Dick Cheney. The very same Dick Cheney who, when planning for the invasion of Iraq, lost his temper and threatened to fire anyone who mentioned the need for a post-invasion plan to bring stability to the country (source – Washington Post):
Long before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld forbade military strategists to develop plans for securing a postwar Iraq, the retiring commander of the Army Transportation Corps said.
Brig. Gen. Mark E. Scheid told the Newport News Daily Press in an interview published yesterday that Rumsfeld had said “he would fire the next person” who talked about the need for a postwar plan.
Scheid was a colonel with the U.S. Central Command, the unit that oversees military operations in the Middle East, in late 2001 when Rumsfeld “told us to get ready for Iraq.”
“The secretary of defense continued to push on us . . . that everything we write in our plan has to be the idea that we are going to go in, we’re going to take out the regime, and then we’re going to leave,” Scheid said. “We won’t stay.”
Planners continued to try “to write what was called Phase 4” — plans that covered post-invasion operations such as security, stability and reconstruction, said Scheid, who is retiring in about three weeks, but “I remember the secretary of defense saying that he would fire the next person that said that.”
Jesus fucking wept.More: bill hicks, plans and apologies