We (the U.S.) lied; we invaded; we owe reparations; we are occupying a foreign land illegally; and we need to acknowledge that 100,000s of Iraqis were killed and maimed.
They do not want us there. And it’s their oil.
Write the Brookings boys:
VIEWED from Iraq, where we just spent eight days meeting with American and Iraqi military and civilian personnel, the political debate in Washington is surreal. The Bush administration has over four years lost essentially all credibility. Yet now the administration’s critics, in part as a result, seem unaware of the significant changes taking place.
Oh right, children starving, Iraqi civilians being killed, and Iraqis' wishes do not figure in O’Hanlon and Pollack's military terms. But their deaths and suffering are predictable consequences of war, in you know, human terms.