Arizona Republic Iraq - 9/11 Opinion Rebuttal

This opinion was in todays AZ Republic......I pointed out that he neglected to mention one very important part of the PNAC document.

Jun. 14, 2008 12:00 AM
Robert Robb's column Wednesday "Dems miss why Iraq war was wrong," in which he argues that President Bush merely blundered but did not lie to justify our invasion of Iraq, omits some important facts.

Richard Clarke, in his book Against All Enemies, reports that immediately after the attack on Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush ordered him to find a connection between Iraq and the attack. Long before the intelligence could be gathered and analyzed, Bush was determined to invade. Subsequently, to justify his decision, the administration cherry-picked and ignored the intelligence, and even planted "evidence" in the media.

Generally ignored by the media when analyzing the debacle known as the Iraq war is the crucial role played by the neocons who took control of the Republican Party and the White House.

If you would read a document called "Project for a New American Century," produced by the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute (Perle, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, et al.), you would immediately understand that the invasion of Iraq was part of a grand design to establish an American economic empire in the Middle East. The invasion had nothing to do with WMD or spreading democracy. It was about controlling the flow of natural resources by eliminating unfriendly and unpredictable regimes in the region. It is the last word on the subject.

My rebuttal:

Regarding today's letter, "Invasion of Iraq a grand design", the writer almost hit the nail squarely on the head.

He neglected to mention that the 9/11 "attacks" were also part of that "grand design". In The Project for a New American Century, its writers said that accomplishing their goals will be slow absent "a catastrophic and catalyzing event like a new Pearl Harbor".

So they made their "new Pearl Harbor" happen to speed things up.

The "shock and awe" campaign didn't start on March 19, 2003 when Bush invaded Iraq, it started on Sept. 11, 2001.



I didn't include the link on purpose.

And I didn't include the author's name either.....he's a private person airing his opinion,
not a paid political author/hack for the AZ Republic.

I didn't want anyone to possibly start harassing the guy.