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Thursday

More good stuff from Stan Goff

"HOW DO WE RESPOND TO THE STATEMENT:
The United States should not have invaded Iraq, but now that we are there, aren't we responsible to clean it up and ensure that there is no bloodbath when we leave?

Much of the answer to this question begins with a critical look at the premises hidden inside the question.

Premise 1: The "United States" invaded Iraq.
Premise 2: "We" are the United States who did it.
Premise 3: The invasion was a "mistake."
Premise 4: "We" are better suited to "clean up" Iraq than the Iraqis by themselves.
Premise 5: The violence in Iraq is a reflection of divisions existing inside Iraq.
Premise 6: Iraqis cannot be trusted to guide the reconstruction of Iraq without US supervision about HOW to do reconstruction." ...

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