Campaign In Poland, er..uh, I mean Iraq

February 3rd, 2006 by Andy in War In Iraq, Afghanistan & The Mideast

This is right out of the playbook. Create artificial and specious grounds of provocation to ‘justify’ the need for an attack in ’self-defense’.

White House Meeting Memo, 31 January 2003, as seen by Channel 4 News - and detailed in ‘Lawless World’ by Philippe Sands.

President Bush to Tony Blair: “The US was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours. If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach”

Anyone who has seen the USTV programs on the politicization of intelligence and on propaganda, including the featuring of the Nazi film “Campaign In Poland”, will find this kind of thing to be disturbingly familiar. America is re pleat with its own examples, however. One need not forage into Nazi history to find fake wars being started to fuel empire and the military industrial complex. The battleship Maine (Spanish-American War) and Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam) are two of the more obvious examples. SSDD.

The Guardian U.K. reports on this story as well…

A memo of a two-hour meeting between the two leaders at the White House on January 31 2003 - nearly two months before the invasion - reveals that Mr Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons programme.

“The diplomatic strategy had to be arranged around the military planning”, the president told Mr Blair. The prime minister is said to have raised no objection. He is quoted as saying he was “solidly with the president and ready to do whatever it took to disarm Saddam”.

Read The Guardian article

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