September 17, 2019

Condoleezza Rice admits mistakes after Iraq invasion

I'll tell you again - He was a bad man that Saddam, and George W. he done good getting rid of him.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thinks mistakes were made in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq.

Rice acknowledged a failure to focus rebuilding efforts throughout the country and attributed the problem to a lack of understanding. “I think we put too much emphasis on Baghdad and not enough emphasis on the provinces. Perhaps we didn’t fully understand the degree to which the society would start to come apart as a result of being held in tyranny for all those years,” Rice said.

But while this is a major concession from a senior member of the Bush Administration, she also showed that some things have not changed. Rice still thinks with hindsight that Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right move. “I do believe I would take Saddam Hussein out of power again,” she said.

This is where newswarped has always had difficulty with George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condaleezza Rice and Co. To think it is acceptable to invade a sovereign nation because you don’t like it’s leader is wrong. To justify it on the basis of fabricated and non-existent evidence is even more wrong.

Essentially it was a case of invade and hope. They didn’t know what Saddam Hussein had but they were hoping they would find something really bad to justify invading.

“You go to war when there is a security threat, and Saddam Hussein was seen as a threat to our interests and our security,” Rice said. Yes Hussein was a real threat, he hated al Qaeda and his offensive military capability was destroyed in the first Gulf War.

The real threat was Saudi Arabia, the home of Osama Bin Laden and whose nationals provided the bulk of the 9/11 workforce. But they are classified as allies, so that is ok.