"This riveting and meticulously documented history of U.S. intervention in Iraq shows:Sorry about the lack of a link to the broadcast, but it was a good program, and I had to agree with a lot of what he said. Not everything, but a great deal. Somewhere about the time he starts answering questions form the audience (and he might have done that twice, I was also reading the AJC at the time), he was telling a story about how he handles right wing criticisms and gave this quote as an excellent example:
How the Bush administration seized on September 11 to consolidate a new global strategy of unbounded war for greater empire [?]
Why conquering Iraq is central to U.S. imperial objectives[?]
How the 2003 Iraq War grew out of over 80 years of foreign domination of the Middle East, yet also represents a radical leap in U.S. efforts to control the region[?]
How oil was a major objective of the war, not to fuel SUV's or reward favored corporations, but to secure a powerful weapon of empire[?]
How the U.S. is attempting to create an Iraqi client state, and why its occupation is spawning popular resistance[?]
How the Bush war juggernaut could be derailed[?]"
"Saddam was put into power by people like you to kill people like me."Which I thought was just a friggin' dynamite way to respond the next time someone relies on the 'Saddam was evil defense' for the war, and how can you be opposed to it?