Obama's "end of Iraq war"
speech must have shattered any remaining belief in him. Forced to appease both
his supporters and the warmonger right-wing, who denounce him as a Muslim and a
Marxist, Obama resorted to Orwellian DoubleSpeak. He could only announce an end
to the war by praising the president who started it and the troops who fought
it. Yet, as most earthlings, if not Americans, surely know by now, the
war was based on a lie and on
intentional deception. The American troops died for a lie.
President Obama spoke of
the cost to Americans of liberating Iraq, but is Iraq liberated or is
Iraq in the hands of American puppet politicians and still occupied by 50,000
American troops and 200,000 private mercenaries and "contractors," governed out
of the largest embassy in the world, essentially a fortress?
President Obama did not
speak of the cost to Iraqis of being "liberated." The uncounted Iraqi
deaths, estimates of which range from 100,000 to 1,000,000, most being women and
children, were not mentioned. Neither were the uncounted orphaned and maimed
children, the four million displaced Iraqis, the flight from Iraq of the
professional middle class, the homes, infrastructure, villages and towns
destroyed, along with whatever remained of America's
All of this was left out
of the picture that Obama painted of America's "commitment" to Iraq which
brought Iraqis "peace" and liberated Iraqis from Saddam Hussein in order that
that a destroyed Iraq can now be an American puppet state and take its orders
As it is impossible for
the U.S. government to any longer pretend that the invasion of Iraq was
necessary to save America from weapons of mass destruction and al Qaeda
terrorists, the U.S. government's justification for its massive war crime has
come down to removing Saddam Hussein, who, like the Americans, tortured his
Does anyone on earth, even
among the most moronic of the flag-waving American super-patriots, believe that
the bankrupt United States government spent three trillion borrowed
dollars to remove one man, Saddam Hussein, in order to free Iraq from
tyranny? Anyone who believes this is insane.
Saddam Hussein would have
resigned for far less money had it been offered to him.
Do Americans see the irony
in the "saving Iraq from tyranny" excuse? The greatest price of the
neoconservative war against Iraq is not the $3 trillion or the dead and maimed
American soldiers and their broken families. The greatest price of this evil war
is the destruction of the U.S. Constitution and American civil
National Security State has eviscerated the Constitution and civil liberty.
Nothing remains. The fascist Republican Federalist Society has put enough
federal judges in the judiciary to rule that the president is above the law. The
president doesn't have to obey the law against spying on American citizens
without warrants. The president doesn't have to obey U.S. and international laws
against torture. The president doesn't have to obey the Constitution that
mandates that only Congress can declare war. The president can do whatever he
wants as long as he justifies it as "national security."
The president's part of
the government, the unaccountable executive branch, is supreme. The president
can announce, without being impeached, his decision to murder Americans abroad
and at home if someone somewhere in the unaccountable executive branch regards
such American citizens as "threats."
Murder first. No
The executive branch has
exercised unilateral, unaccountable power to deep-six the U.S. Constitution,
with little interference from the judiciary and with support from Congress. The
executive branch has declared foreign opponents of America's illegal invasions
and occupations of their countries to be "terrorists," subject neither to the
laws of war nor to the criminal laws of the U.S. and, therefore, subject to
indefinite torture and detention without charges or
This is the legacy of the
Bush/Cheney regime, and this criminal regime continues under Obama.
America's "war on terror,"
a fabrication, has resurrected the unaccountable dungeon of the Middle Ages and
the raw tyranny that prevailed prior to the Magna Carta.
This is the true cost of
"liberating" Iraq, that is, of turning Iraq into an American puppet state that
sells out its people for America's interests.
Who will now liberate
Americans from the Bush/Cheney/neoconservative/Obama
President Obama asserts
that America's war crimes have come to an end in Iraq, but Obama asserts the
power to export America's war crimes to Afghanistan in order to reign in what
the CIA director says are "fifty or less" al Queda members remaining in
Afghanistan. Bankrupt Americans will now be saddled with another three billion
dollars of debt in order to chase after "fifty or less" alleged terrorists. To
cover up this extraordinary waste of borrowed money, Obama, following the
dishonest practices of prior American regimes, equated al Qaeda with the
Taliban, a home-grown movement of hundreds of thousands of Afghans seeking to
unify the country.
The least expensive way to
combat "terrorists" would be to stop trying to create an American empire in the
Middle East and Central Asia and to stop imposing American puppet states on
bought-and-paid-for-European-puppet states, who preen themselves with their
superior morality, fall in line with Washington, obeying their American master
who fills their pockets with dollars. The West having fought tyranny since the
Magna Carta, now imposes tyranny both on itself and on the rest of the
If Hitler and Stalin had
prevailed, what would be the difference? Is the Obama regime going to shoot the
"enemies of the state," condemned without trial or evidence, by shooting them in
the front of the head instead of in the back of the neck, as was the practice in
What other difference is