Saturday, 30 October 2010

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: Iraq War "Based On a Series of Lies"

In his recently published memoir, "Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior," General Hugh Shelton, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001, called the Iraq war "unnecessary" and said that the Bush team went to war "based on a series of lies."

Shelton also said that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz and other Pentagon officials pushed for war in Iraq "almost to the point of insubordination."

The lies that sold the war were deliberate ones. There was no mistaken intelligence only distorted intelligence. Attacking Iraq was a War Crime. Criminal prosecution for those involved is mandated by Law.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 30th, 2010.]

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