Tony Bennett? Really? We're now going to listen to an 85-year old singer about our security and military issues and secrets?
I recall reading many years ago before 2000 when Bush stole the Presidency, that he and his disciples discussed how they were going to invade Iraq and get rid of the Hussein dynasty, where his father failed to do so and Bush wanted to finish the job.
We will never really know what happened on 9/11 and the causes for it; however, I did a lot of research and the Bush family had long business and social ties with the Saudi Royal Families for many years. Interesting to me that all but one of the terrorists had ties to Saudi Arabia. And yet the U.S. via Bush never pushed the Saudi government to explain itself as to why the gunmen were from Saudi Arabia --- instead, we blamed it on Iraq and its supposed WMDs, which we never found.
There is a lot of information given that does NOT make any sense. Our government is very good at misleading and hiding behind secret doors. Most likely we will never really know what happened, how we got into the Iraq mess, but I already know that invasion of Iraq was on George W. Bush's mind before he ever became President.
The invasion of Iraq was the subject of a treatise written by Paul Wolfowitz, along with his protege, Scooter Libby (remember him?), back in the early '90s when he was Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, under Defense Secretary, Dick Cheney and President G.H.W. Bush.
The Wolfowitz Doctrine recommended a pre-emptive, unilateral strike against Saddam Hussein in Iraq. It's no coincidence that Wolfowitz and Libby were among a larger group of Jewish, Neo-conservatives holding prominent positions within the Department of Defense, who supported this policy.
How does being a prominent, 85 year old singer, disqualify one's opinions?
"How does being a prominent, 85 year old singer, disqualify one's opinions?"
Being that it is just that, opinions without any factual data being presented other than heresay.
Not certain which "bomobings" you are referring to, but we did have a right to bomb them when Hussein and the group invaded Kuwait, although there has been some documentation that presents the U.S. either gave Hussein the go ahead to enter the little nation and/or the U.S. turned the other cheek initially. In either case, Hussein wanted to take over the Kuwait oil fields and we finally couldn't let him do it. From that point on we were in conflict with Iraq, even though we had previously supported the Hussein regime for decades.
Mr. Bennett no doubt was referring to the our bombing assault during Desert Storm but it probably would not be too much of a stretch to suggest he was also thinking about our decades of subversive, covert attempts at manipulation of governments in the Middle East since Truman, really. Also, there's our unquestioned support of Israel and our abundant military aid (weapons) to that country.
In my opinion, this early, Neo-conservative presence in our Defense Department, that was promoting its agenda of taking out our 'enemies' (ours? or do they really mean Israel's?) pre-emptively and unilaterally, is a significant issue that Americans still refuse to acknowledge or talk about.
One of the big questions after 9/11 that Americans were asking was "Why do they hate us so much." Is this really so hard to understand?
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