Thursday, September 2, 2010

Reaction to President Obama "War Is Over" Announcement

  • Andrew Bacevich says "the conflict is simply entering a new phase" and "common decency demands that we reflect on all that has occurred in bringing us to this moment." — Obama Wants Us To Forget the Lessons of Iraq.

  • Norman Solomon says "the Oval Office speech declared that every U.S. war — no matter how mendacious or horrific — is worthy of veneration" — A Speech for Endless War.

  • Philip Giraldi reminds us that "we are engaged in several conflicts that have nothing to do with national survival and did not have to be fought" and that "all the killing in faraway lands makes Americans less secure" — Somebody’s Son or Daughter is Our Tragedy.

  • Bill Quilgley and Laura Raymond of the Center for Constitutional Rights remind us that "while thousands of US troops are marching out, thousands of additional private military contractors (PMCs) are marching in" — Another False Ending.
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