Power of Story Send a Tweet        
Best Web OpEds

HIGGS: What Does the Administration’s Leaked Mea Culpa on Iraq Portend?

Quicklink Submitted By       Message Amanda Lang     Permalink

 

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 5
Become a Fan
  (9 fans)
Although eventually some U.S. troops may be withdrawn from Iraq, we have good reason to suspect that many --perhaps 50,000 or 60,000 --will remain, because their permanent bases are already under construction. A half-billion dollars for this project was included in the Iraq war supplemental appropriation approved last May. The plan widely discussed in various media outlets calls for U.S. forces, now scattered around the country in more than a hundred bases, to be concentrated in fourteen large, fortified bases on the way to eventual consolidation in four giant, heavily fortified mega-bases. Once this relocation has been completed, the United States can use the bases to serve important purposes in the implementation of its larger plan for the region. The Iraqis can fight each other day and night, so long as they do not threaten the security of the mega-bases. The hope, of course, is that when the U.S. forces have repositioned themselves in these enclaves, the Iraqi resistance will lose interest in attacking the Americans and turn their energies toward joining a coalition focused on ordinary politics --that is, on looting the country 's oil revenues.
Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.informationclearinghouse.info

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -