- May 26, 2005
- Tend do walk the 40 meters from my bed to lecture.
Actually there were more reasons to go to Iraq than to go to Grenada or Panama.
I will probably be branded a leftist commie softie for this (which I am not): Oil and strategic power.
Iraq never posed a threat to the United States of America. Saddam was a sob, let's call a shuvel a shuvel, but so is the leadership in Saudi Arabia, so is many of the dictators the US supports, as long as they're not too red, and follow orders.
I won't start mentioning all the bad stuff America has done, that's an outdated argument, and just plain silly. But "Operation Iraqi freedom" was not about Iraqi freedom, it was about oil. And fear.
About the Nurnburg process, it's relevant. A officer or a soldier can not obey an order he or she deems illegal.
But of course, the order will not be deemed illegal by court. The victor writes history, that's why we read in our school books about the blitz, but not about our terror bombing of German cities. The victor in this case, is the US Military. Sort of.
Will be interesting to see how much time will go until we find the middle east in a whole scale war. Very interesting indeed.