Sunday, October 21, 2007

The war that never happened

It's too challenging to go through the latest Dick Cheney warmongering speech and pick out all the falsehoods, so just a couple of things. Apparently the latest breezy description of the George Bush secret detention and interrogation program is "tougher customers and tougher interrogations" -- the point of comparison being the supposed paradise at Gitmo. Then, to the list of charges levelled at Iran, there's --

that attacked Saudi and Kuwaiti shipping in the 1980s

This of course would be during the Iran-Iraq war, when the US supported Saddam, who was attacking Iranian oil installations and was receiving financial support from the other countries on the Arab side of the Gulf. All context that would be too embarrassing to mention.

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