Friday, September 11, 2020

Truest statement of the week

 Who actually treated U.S. troops like suckers and losers? We can start with the most recent invasion of another country. In 2003 president George W. Bush, his vice president Dick Cheney, secretary of state Colin Powell, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and a rogue’s gallery of pundits and politicians all made the case for invading and occupying Iraq. The claim that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction was chosen as the ruse most likely to get traction with the public. Colin Powell was the most prominent cheerleader with his infamous performance at the United Nations. Using photos of trucks purporting to be mobile weapons labs and a vial that represented non-existent anthrax, he gave cover to the war of aggression.

The Bush administration was joined by Democrats like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, who thought that support for war would enhance their future presidential campaigns. Jeffrey Goldberg, author of the current exposé, was among the pundit/propagandists who pushed for war against Iraq in 2002 and 2003. Goldberg is a former Israeli Defense Force member and prison guard of Palestians. Along with other media personalities, he fabricated stories  about Saddam Hussein being in league with al Qaeda, the dreaded villains ever since the attacks on September 11, 2001. The irony of a man who himself treated Iraq war veterans as “suckers” has been lost on the Trump focused outrage industry. 

Goldberg is a war propagandist in the truest sense of that term. He worked very closely not only with the Bush administration but Barack Obama’s as well. He is a pseudo journalist who is in fact a spokesperson for presidents and a conduit of information between the United States and Israeli governments.


-- Margaret Kimberley, "Losers, Suckers and War" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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