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Secret Air War Seals Case Against Bush & Blair

excerpts from a report by Chris Floyd. from The Moscow Times. July 1, 2005

The "Downing Street Memos" show clearly that Bush and Blair began a ferocious air war against Iraq in May 2002, despite the clear ruling by Blair's own lawyers that such a campaign constituted a clear act of military aggression: the "supreme international crime" for which the Nazi leaders were condemned at Nuremberg. The avowed purpose of this bombing campaign – openly admitted by U.S. military brass – was to destroy Iraq's defenses in preparation for the long-planned ground assault. Not only were they clearing the path for the coming invasion; the memos show that the leaders also hoped to provoke Saddam into retaliating, thereby giving them a PR excuse for war: "self-defense" against Iraqi "aggression."

Saddam spent the months of bombardment frantically offering a virtual surrender: armed, unhindered WMD inspections; free elections under international supervision; support for any U.S. position on Israel-Palestine; vast oil concessions. But these offers – negotiated through back-channels with American intelligence and leading neoconservatives – were spurned by Bush, the NY Times reported in November 2003.

The moral cretins wanted conquest, not disarmament or Iraqi freedom; they wanted the enhanced power and historical status given to "war leaders," as Bush himself told would-be biographer, Mickey Herskowitz, in 1999.

"One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief," then-candidate Bush told Herskowitz. "My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it. If I have a chance to invade…I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency."

Thus by his own admission, Bush regards war – slaughter, ruin, chaos and terror – as the measure of success, the path to greatness. He sees blood as the prime lubricant for his rapacious domestic policies. He uses unprovoked military aggression to achieve his personal and political goals.

In what way, then, is he different from the moral cretins who were hanged at Nuremberg?

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