"The United States needs to go to war with Iraq because it needs to go to war with someone in the region and Iraq makes the most sense." Elsewhere, he writes: "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show we mean business."Oh the inanity managing not to eclipse the sheer cruelty. Turns out, that ACTUALLY was the policy.
A book written by New York Times reporter Peter Baker reveals the take of a senior official from former President George W. Bush's administration, who is quoted as saying that America went into Iraq to 'find somebody's ass to kick'.Well, that's comforting...knowing your most bitter cynical assumption about the Bush Administration turned out to be right. The rest, not so much.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]