[R-G] Bush and his cabinet were planning ...
cbcox at ilstu.edu
Mon Sep 16 12:17:40 MDT 2002
Nicholas Morcinek wrote:
> Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President
> By Neil Mackay
> The truth finally comes out!
"The truth finally comes out" seriously distorts history. It is as
though someone claimed that the truth finally has come out that Lincoln
gave a speech at Gettysburg.
The following post from lbo-talk covers the ground.
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Subject: Re: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Being Selected
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 09:56:01 -0400
From: Jim Farmelant <farmelantj at juno.com>
On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 08:29:57 -0500 Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> writes:
> Marc Rodrigues wrote:
> > [clip]
> > Published on Sunday, September 15, 2002 in The Sunday Herald
> > Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President
No, this is not very startling news, since I recall reading in the NY
Times as well as in the British press, prior to 9-11, that many of the
Bushies were eager to take out Saddam Hussein as soon as it would be
politically possible to do so. That was hardly a well-guarded secret,
indeed, almost as soon as they took office, they were floating "trial
balloons" in the press about going after Iraq.
> I don't think this is very startling news. It has been basic
> to U.S. strategy since the 1940s to prevent European (Soviet,
> British, French, EU) control of mideast oil. That is what
> the overthrow of Mossedegh was all about. The tactics vary,
> depending on various contingencies(including the personal
> quirks of those doing the planning) but there has been no
> change in the strategy. Strategically, the coming Iraq War
> is an attack on the EU, and at least for the present the
> EU seems to have no way to oppose it.
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