Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mr. Bush's Wars

"When Defense Secretary Robert Gates told West Point cadets that you’d have to be crazy to commit U.S. troops to wars like those in Iraq and Afghanistan, media commentators quickly detected a slap at his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, who oversaw those conflicts," writes Robert Parry — Gates Agrees, Bush's Wars Were Nuts.

The author continues, asking, "But what about everyone else in the U.S. power structure who went along with those insane and bloody wars? Shouldn’t such people – whether they acted out of ideology or opportunism – be kept away from levers of authority that might get others killed?"

[link via Caelum Et Terra]

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