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Rehabilitating Rumsfeld, Erasing Empire - On All Those U.S. War Crimes in Iraq

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Nearly twenty years out from the U.S. invasion of Iraq it’s much more comforting to continue nursing establishment narratives about the war that emphasize it as a failed or bungled effort – as costly mistake of the past. 

The war was one of the worst war crimes of modern times, that it produced mass murder on a level comparable to the worst genocides in history and that it was all done by a group of leaders who engaged in conscious deception, fraud and manipulation, ruthlessly manipulating the mass public in pursuit of a criminal war that came to be widely seen by the mass public as fundamentally wrong and immoral

Rumsfeld’s passing should not be a moment for sweeping past U.S. crimes under the rug but for facing them head on and without illusions. We owe the people of Iraq that much..

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)

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