Predator’s Progress: Victory in the East
Two excellent pieces provide a strong counterpoint to Bush’s mendacious blather about victory and progress in his predatory war on Iraq. First, Salim Lone, former spokesman for the UN mission in Iraq, in the Guardian: The Nadir of Occupation.
Excerpts: In American proconsul Paul Bremer’s 2003 master plan, last week’s election was meant to be the culminating act in entrenching democratic rule in Iraq. Instead it marks the nadir of the American enterprise there. The brutal failure of that enterprise, and of the similarly unlawful tactics employed in the war on terror,