The Iraq Report

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on July 8, 2016


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The Chicot Report

Some time ago, Thoreau said that we always see the same pattern. We do not need newspapers or media to provide additional examples. In fact, we are growing quite weary of repeating the same events.

We have no count of how many times we talked about Iraq, for example. From the earliest cozy meeting between Saddam and Rumsfield to the most recent attacks in the Capital, nothing is learned. Everything mentioned here we have mentioned many times. In fact, one “I told you so,” is not enough. We might as well place it in an infinite loop.

However, here is a summary of a “study” that took over seven years to complete. The major criticism of the study recently has been that it did not say that the actions were criminal and that they should be prosecuted. The complaint is absurd as the “study” was only allowed under the condition that is do not such thing.

At any rate, here is a discussion with several knowledgeable authors and authorities. The first was offered a position here at Notre Dame, but denied admission for reasons of “National Security”. The second is Tarik Ali who is not really interested in visiting anyway.

In Iraq, the death toll from Saturday’s car bombing in Baghdad has topped 250, making it the deadliest car bombing in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion. While Iraq is in a state of mourning, a long-awaited British inquiry into the Iraq War has just been released. It blames former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for deliberately exaggerating the threat posed by Saddam Hussein in the lead-up to the Iraq War. We speak with Iraqi exile Sami Ramadani, who campaigned against U.S.-led sanctions and the invasion and occupation of Iraq.


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