For how long is the pile of lies related to America´s role in Iraq going to continue generating a pile of dead bodies in Iraq? When is this cycle of horror and waste going to end?

America first invaded Iraq because Iraq was making WMD. That was a lie. Then America stayed in Iraq to fight the war on terror and that was a lie as well. There were no terrorists in Iraq before the American invasion. And now we are on to the third big lie, that America stays in Iraq in order to prevent a civil war.

With so much death on all sides the argument that leaving a year ago would have produced more death among Iraqi factions is hard to support. Now one thing is sure, a pull out would have produced less American an allies deaths.

Spain saw this and pulled out, Italy is about to pull out, others pulled out. Are we going to see the same phenomenom in America, namely that a party change will be needed for a pull out? And not only is America´s foreign policy a failure in Iraq but Bush´s lies feed all sorts of new energy populist quasi dictators who have made out of hating America a sure way to win elections. Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and now Evo Morales are prime examples of leaders who can use the money they make from high energy prices to come to power and stay in power. Even in Russia and China America´s foreign policy makes it easy for hard liners to promote their anti American policies.

Will there be an end to this American foreign policy fiascos? I see some hope in Bush´s collapse in popularity. What makes me like America at the moment is the poll results showing that 70% of Americans dislike their President. I remember Clinton saying that there was nothing wrong with America that could not be cured by what was right with America. I do hope that this applies to the next elections and this global mismanagement on America´s behalf comes to an end. An America pursuing Clinton type foreign policy and Al Gore type environmental policies is what the world needs. In the meantime I frequently find myself counting the days for Bush´s presidency to be over.

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Umar Akram on May 22, 2006  · 

The revolution to stop this shall come from American People, they have done it before and shall rise again.

People of America shall rise and stop “Pile of dead bodies and lies”.

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entrep on May 22, 2006  · 

Iraq, so close, so far.

In my modest opinion:

Naively that operation was conceived by the American administration as a far more simple process. Thus, investments came at their appointment, expecting fairly good rates, missregarding how risky and complicate could become the operation. Once in, facing the risk of collapse, supporting the so called “national interests”, investments will keep on trying to resolve this conflict according to their interests.

To stop this cycle of death and violence we should find how to guarantee the benefits of investments in some way. A sort of agreement for “peace” where all the actors involved in will receive commitments for their benefits.

I’m all for an open dialogue between all confronted forces, no one deserves to be excluded from this process.

It’s completely unnecessary to be constrained by fullfiling tactical requisites. Peace can be constructed step by step, returning the drivewheel to the Iraqui people.

Best whishes,


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till on May 23, 2006  · 

In my very personal opinion, I am glad Saddam Hussein is gone. Even though the entire war on Iraq might not have come for the “right” reasons, it sparked development into a promising future.

And even though there are constantly casulties, war and terror, believe it or not, a lot of Iraqis value their new freedom. Of course many are not happy with the situation, but would they go back to Saddam? Certainly not.
From personal contacts (through Family), I know that life in general is more normal (if you can measure in those terms), than life 8 years ago with Saddam Hussein.

You always have to remember that even though you did not here much or anything about Iraq on the news back then, the terror still existed. Maybe not as visual and graphic.

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