Why 2003 Iraq War
The Prosecution of
George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi -
although over 100,000 Iraqis have died,
only the 4,000 U.S. soldiers that have died can be used as a basis for
a criminal prosecution.
UN Security Council Iraq Resolutions
| 2 Aug
|bans member nations from buying
from Iraq or providing them services
| 2 Aug
|Iraq attacks Kuwait (Wiki)
|Gulf War starts (Wiki)
|The Situation between Iran &
| 2 Mar
|Iraq to rescind it's annexation
| 3 Apr
|8. get rid of NBC weapons (Wiki)
9i & 13. Inspections
20. bans sale of products to Iraq (except medicines & food)
24. bans arms sales to Iraq
| 5 Apr
|3. allow access by international
| 9 Apr
|Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission
|Iraq to pay into the UN
|Intl Atomic Energency Agency
Insp & remove NBC weapons
|Iraq denied the IAEA access
(missing data on UN web page)
|Payments by Iraq capped at 30%
|more about payments "
|give access to NBC inspectors
|oil exports not subject to
attachment by others
|eases restrictions of 687.20
& requests a report on 687 compliance
|Define Iraq - Kuwait border
| 5 Feb
|Define Iraq - Kuwait border
Why Iraq War? or Why the Libyan War?
(although these possible reasons were written with the 2003 Iraq war in
mind they are just as valid for the 2011 war in Libya.
I can't believe that this has not been addressed officially.
We've gone to war based on lies and as far as I can tell there's never
been an official explanation of why.
Obama needs to address 2003 Iraq war, or . . .
The arguments Obama has given for going to war with Libya apply to many
other countries. He's in violation of UN resolution 1973 that
only allowed the establishment of a no fly zone (i.e. it's OK to shoot
down a military plane), there was no provision for bombing. So,
just like Bush in 2003, we have a president taking us to war without
giving a valid reason. So this list of possible reasons applies
just as well to the current situation.
Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
by Richard A.
Clarke he was one GW Bush's victims of character assassination
for writing this book. (see Imperial Presidency Ref15
Paul Wolfowitz (Wiki
Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein’s Unfinished War with
by Laurie Mylroie (1 Jan 2000 Hardback) (Wiki
claimed that Iraq was behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
See the American Enterprise
web page where she writes.
This was investigated by Richard Clarke (Aginst All Enemies) and the
FBI and CIA just prior to the 2003 Invasion and found to be a crackpot
Salon.com - Wolfowitz's
- talks about this problem
But I think Wolfowitz already had this idea and the book just
The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush,
the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill
by Ron Suskind - Paul O'Neill was the CEO of Alcoa and took them to all
time highs of profitability, prior to that he was the head of OMB and
after that he was Bush43's Sec of Treasury. It's clear that
with the first White House meetings in Jan of 2001 (just after Bush 43
moved into the White House that there was an agenda to go after Sadam
Hussein. This reinforces the idea that Laurie Mylroie's book was
driving force. The second meeting of the National Security
Council on was on Thursday Feb 1, 2001 and was all about going to war
with Iraq. The neocon logic revolved around "asymmetric warfare" (Wiki
FY01 and FY02-FY07 Budget Issues (6
pages)" which included the idea of asymmetric warfare.
"3. The civil sector, not the defense
sector, now creates the enabling technologies for advanced military
capabilities. These universally available technologies can be
used to create "asymmetric" responses by samll or medium sized states
to our conventional military power that cannot defeat out forces, but
an deny access to critical areas of Eurpoe, the Middle East and Asia. .
This may have been based on a 1992 classified Pentagon paper Defense Policy Guidance
pages). (NYT March 8,
Wolfowitz Doctrine (Wiki
Defense Planning Guidance
- Sep 13, 2001 Wolfwitz:
Powell's assistant: The White House cabal
"I think one has
to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding
them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support
systems, ending states who
sponsor terrorism. And that's why it has to be a broad and sustained
by Lawrence B. Wilkerson (Wiki
Chief of Staff to Powell (2002, not 2001). Cabal members: very
small group of people
led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld. ...Rice was simply steamrolled by this cabal.
Decision Making Process
The first meeting of the National Security Council on 30 Jan, 2001 (10
days after the inauguration) was in the White House Situation Room (Wiki
Who were the "back seater's" for this meeting and the second meeting on
1 Feb 2001? Let
The second meeting was all about going to war with
- Intro (1 of 10)
for Empire (2 of 10)
Catastrophe: Hijacking Fear (3 of 10) -
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski
Mark Crispin Miller
Related and Not" (4 of 10)
Jody Williams (Wiki
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski - worked in Pentagon 2000 -2003
"Robert Jackson, the Justice from
U.S. Supreme Court who went to Neurmberg in 1945, made it very clear
that the Natzi leaders were being put on trial not because they lost
but because they launched an aggressive war and he described it as a
crime aginst humanity that had no possible justification."
(5 of 10)
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski -
"we now have 4 bases in Iraq.
Beautiful bases, we can hit Syria, we can hit Iran, we can keep tabs on
Afaganastan. There's all kinds of things we can do from those
Stan Goff (Wiki
) - Peak Oil
Michael Klare (Wiki
control, military policy focused on protection of pipe lines
Wandana Shiva (Wiki
Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski
"If you look at the pipeline, the
proposed pipeline route across Afaganastan, and you look at our
bases - matches perfectly."
Mazar-E Sharif (Wiki
"...it has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden. It has everything to do
with a longer plan and in this case a strategy which I wouldn't
necessarily call neo conservative. However it fits perfectly in
the neo conservative ideology which says - If you have military and you
need something from a weaker country then you need to deploy that force
and take what you need because your country's needs are paramount."
"so yea, there interested in oil, but
that's a middle run interest. Their immediate goal is
intimidation. So when people say for example, which is very
frequent, that it's all about oil, of course oil's important and of
course we want control of oil, but oil isn't enough to explain a war on
"The major reason to take Iraq was a
display of imperial power.
National Defense University 1996
advisory report Shock and Awe
) by Harlan K. Ullman (Wiki
James P. Wade (Wiki
[the book] argues that the aim of
modern warefare is not to mearly to achieve military victory, but also,
by means of shear intimidation, to inflict a deep psychological injury,
to scare and terroize potential rivals into submission. It is in
effect the practical application of the Wolfowitz doctrine of global
domination through force."
Catastrophe: Sorrows of Empire pt. 1 (6 of 10)
are terrorism's means. Fear is terrorism's turf.
America's turf is democracy, the open society, pluralism, an
unwillingness to be scared into submission, scared out of it's
liberties, scared out of it's multiculturalism."
"The danger since 9/11 has been not the damage of the 9/11 strikes
themselves but the damage that we have done to ourselves on the way to
" And what did we see in the aftermath
of September 11, 2001. Immediate action on all fronts. The
Patriot Act (Wiki) was passed here in the United States without a
public debate, without any debate by Congress, just passed. It's
a frontal assault on the Constitution."
Michael Eric Dyson (Wiki
Kevin Danaher (Wiki
"Right now as we talk the 4th
the Constution, the Bill of Rights, are dead letters."
"Perpetual war, the loss of civil liberties, the lack of trust in
government because they don't tell the truth. These are
unpleasant political developments but they don't necessarily spell the
end of the United States. Financial bankruptcy does."
Chicken Hawks and their children who
have not served in military:
Bush (Vietnam), Chaney (Vietnam), Rumsfeld (Korea), Wolfowitz
(Vietnam), Ashcroft (Vietnam)
This looks like it's really what's
happened. It also may explain
why Obama is going to war with Libya.
To get Reelected in 2004
In the movie Wag the Dog (IMBD
To Help Israel
Iraq had a large army that was (and still is) a threat to Israel.
Not only did
Bush crush Iraq, but he also decimated it's army. The plan was to
hire the army to keep domestic peace, but the higher ups in the Bush
administration fired the army instead. Note: at the
start of the war we told the Iraq army to not fight and go home, all we
wanted was Saddam Husein so they expected to have a place after our
Religious War aginst Muslims
Maybe this was why Bush (and now Obama) are going to war with
Muslims. If that was the reason then I can see why Bush (and
Obama) would not want to publicity say what they are doing. It
would also explain why Obama has exempted the DOD and SEC from FOIA
requests and is so hard on Whistle Blowers. Notice that
Afghanistan is not on the list above of oil countries (See
), so this reason
has some merit. But to do this and hide it from the voters is a
very serious breach of responsibility. In his speech on the Libya
invasion Obama mentions "There will be times though, when our safety is
not directly threatened but our interests and our values are."
This is very much the same thing Bush said about "Christian Values".
Bush may be the most religious president in our history and i'ts
rumored he told Tony Blair:
Guardian Newspaper: 'God told
me to end the tyranny in Iraq
This makes more sense than the Oil idea in that the Iraq war was waged
by only four people in the White house, ignoring all the inputs from
GW Bush (Wiki
brought up in Episcopal
, switched to wife's United
which is evangelical
In Aginst All Enemies
by Richard Clarke he mentiones on pg 266 and interview between Diane
Sawyer and George Bush Dec 16, 2003 where he says he started the war
had used weapons of mass destruction in the 1980s and invaded Kawait in
the 1990s. Here
is a partial transcript, and here
transcript. Neither ABC News nor YouTube have the video, it's
been pulled down.
Dick Cheney (Wiki
Valerie Plame CIA
Donald Rumsfeld (Wiki
Used to be called War Depertmen) (Wiki
Condoleezza Rice (Wiki
- Secretary of State)
I've heard that one of the vetting questions for people to be assigned
to the Iraq PDA was related to their position on Roe-vs. Wade.
If true, this makes the case that we do not want a religious person in
any high level government position, i.e. seperation of Church and State.
Muslim Gap - Missile Gap
In 1958 Senator J.F. Kennedy used the term "Missile Gap" (Wiki
, the Space Review
for political purposes. The idea was that the U.S.S.R. had more
and better missiles than the U.S. as evidenced by the fact that they
had put Sputnik (Wiki
Military to Kennedy.
Eisenhower could not comment because this was classified material and
so he was on a spot. The problem for president Eisenhower (Wiki
) was could he
believe the military. So when the U-2 and later spy satellites
came about he put them under the C.I.A. (Wiki
) rather than the
military just so that the intelligence would be coming from a different
source. This probably was the key problem that led to his warning about
the Military Industrial Complex (Wiki
In 2003 when Bush put the military under the control of the C.I.A.
(essentially firing the Joint Chiefs of Staff) he merged what up until
then had been rival groups. Obama has inherited this combined
military-intelligence organization and it has the same problem.
The C.I.A. is telling him there's a Muslim Gap and as they take over
more and more of the World eventually we will be squeezed out.
Bush Car Bomb Attack
While GHW Bush (and G Bush) were in Kuwait there was an attempted car
bomb plot to kill them. G Bush may have wanted revenge on Saddam
Hubris: The Inside
Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by
New World Order (Wiki)
When Iraq attacked Kuwait GHW Bush made his New World Order speech
) on 9/11/1990 to a joint session of Congress. Bush's
idea was that the Soviet Union was now part of the superpower
community. This is different from the conspiricacy theoty "New
World Order" (Wiki
The most logical reason why is related to oil. in the movie Three Days of the
) the idea is that the U.S.
government has plans to capture foreign countries in order to get oil
for the U.S. as the key plot element.
Most people relate oil to energy and energy to
powering cars, but those ideas are far from the issue. Oil is
used for many purposes, for example the output of an oil
refinery consists of the following Petroleum Products (Wiki
Asphalt, Diesel fuel, Fuel oils, Gasoline, Jet fuel, Kerosene,
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Lubricating oils, Paraffin wax
, Tar & Petrochemicals
). So if a way to power all the cars in the world
of oil was found the need for oil will only
by a small amount. Even if you could replace oil in all it's
applications where it's used as an energy source there would still be a
large demand for the Petrochemicals that are derived from oil.
These are a vital component of modern life.
If Bush believed that oil was needed in excess of our (U.S.A.) capacity
to pump it from our own wells and that there was going to be a world
wide demand (the scenario from Three Days of the Condor) then it would
make sense for bush to lie about it so as to not tip off the other
counties what we were doing. If Obama believed this he to would
act pretty much the way he is, i.e. initiating actions that are exactly
the opposite of what he said in his campaign.
Rolling Stone - Al
In 2002, for example, the feverish
desire to invade Iraq required convincing the American people that
Saddam Hussein was somehow responsible for attacking the United States
on September 11th, 2001, and that he was preparing to attack us again,
perhaps with nuclear weapons. When the evidence — the "facts" — stood
in the way of that effort to shape the public mind, they were
ridiculed, maligned and ignored. Behind the scenes, the intelligence
was manipulated and the public was intentionally deceived. Allies were
pressured to adopt the same approach with their publics. A recent
inquiry in the U.K. confirmed this yet again. "We knew at the time that
the purpose of the dossier was precisely to make a case for war, rather
than setting out the available intelligence," Maj. Gen. Michael Laurie
testified. "To make the best out of sparse and inconclusive
intelligence, the wording was developed with care." Why? As British
intelligence put it, the overthrow of Saddam was "a prize because it
could give new security to oil supplies.
That goal — the real goal — could have been debated on its own
terms. But as Bush administration officials have acknowledged, a truly
candid presentation would not have resulted in sufficient public
support for the launching of a new war. They knew that because they had
studied it and polled it. So they manipulated the debate, downplayed
the real motive for the invasion, and made a different case to the
public — one based on falsehoods.
And the "referee" — the news media — looked the other way. Some,
like Fox News, were hyperactive cheerleaders. Others were intimidated
into going along by the vitriol heaped on any who asked inconvenient
questions. (They know it; many now acknowledge it, sheepishly and
The World's Oil Estimated reserves by size, largest
1994 Friendly (Wiki: NAFTA)
|1980 Friendly (Wiki)
1990 Covert War (Wiki)
2003 Overt War (Wiki)
|1979 Bad Our friend the
Shaw of Iran ousted (Wiki) &
Embassy Hostage Crisis (Wiki)
1980 Very Bad GW Bush backs Iraq attack of Iran (Wiki)
2002 Very Bad Bush "Axis of Evil" speech
2009 Bad Obama "The U.S. wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its
rightful place in the community of nations. You have that right—but it
comes with real responsibilities".
|1990 Friendly (Wiki)
|United Arab Emirates
|1946 - 1991 Cold War (Wiki)
1990 OK (Wiki)
| 9/11/2001 Friendly (Wiki)
|1969 Poor (Wiki)
1981 Bad (Wiki:
2003 Good - rid itself of WMD and MTCR-class missile programs.
2006 Friendly State Department
announced its intention to rescind Libya's designation as a state
sponsor of terrorism
2011 War (Wiki:
|1993 Poor (Wiki)
|2011 Poor Internally
|up to 1970 Very Poor (Wiki)
2011 Friendly U.S. & China are the two largest consumers of motor
vehicles and oil,
| 1973 Friendly (Wiki)
| 2001 Friendly (Wiki)
| 1964 Friendly (Wiki)
| 1846 War over Texas
1990 War on Drugs (Wiki)
1994 Friendly (Wiki: NAFTA)
Saudi Arabia is already in bed with the U.S., see Wiki:
So far I haven't been able to find how much money the U.S. gives to the
above countries. Let
where to find out.
Politicians have become Whores
Another explanation is that modern politicians have no philosophical or
other standards on any issue and instead just do market surveys to see
what issues the voters are sensitive to and then make those promises
during their election campaign. It would be really interesting to
know if Obama's campaign promises were based on voter poles.
Maybe in this case the military has told Obama that they must stay in
Iraq and clean up the mess or something else that has caused him to
forget his campaign promises.