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The self-inflicted wounds on American imperialism and Israeli zionism in Iraq and Afghanistan are easily seen. The public memory is blank to the commander-in-chief who claimed the “end of major combat operations” just a few months after initiating the war against Iraq in March 2003. The American economy is being swamped in a sinkhole called Iraq. The US dollar is losing its value in the heat of war. The troupe of politicians and publicists who went into this war were on every conceivable TV and radio programme, comforting public opinion about this war, but have now fled for cover. After five years, a trillion dollars later, more than four thousand American military personnel dead, forty thousand injured or handicapped, the verbal volleys of secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, chairman defense Policy Board Richard Perle, vice-president Dick Cheney, deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz, and US ambassador to the UN John Bolton are nothing but duds.
It has been five bloody years in Iraq, and there is no end in sight to the bloodshed. Let us tune into the assertions of officials of the American empire going into Iraq. All the following statements were made between July 2002 and February 2003; i.e., in the eight months preceding the invasion of Iraq.
Richard Perle said: “Support for Saddam, including within his military organization, will collapse after the first whiff of gunpowder.” What he did not explain is what opposition there will be for imperialism and zionism after the first whiff of that gunpowder. There is now a five-year record that speaks for itself. Vice-president Dick Cheney said: “After liberation [of Iraq] the streets of Basra and Baghdad are sure to erupt in joy.” The joy of getting rid of a dictator has turned into an implacable determination to get rid of the occupiers.