Monday, May 9, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Recycles Discredited Justifications For Iraq War

In a recent interview with Lawrence O’Donnell, Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State in the Bush administration, demonstrated that the war in Iraq remains without a rationale. O’Donnell challenged the connection that Bush–and, by extension Rice–made between 9/11 and a supposed threat from Saddam Hussein. Rice tries to put together a patchwork of justifications for the war: the non-existent WMD, the faulty intelligence, the Iran-Iraq war, the no-fly zone, the sanctions, the U.N. resolutions, the Kurds, Kuwait, the number of countries who fought. None of these factors, taken alone or together, adequately counter O’Donnell’s statement that Saddam was not a threat to the U.S.–and that our soldiers should not have been put in harm’s way for regime change in Iraq. Despite the fact that Rice acknowledges that the intelligence was wrong, she refuses to admit that the war was based on false premises. Watch:

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