Remember George W Bush’s official reason for the Iraq war: weapons of mass destruction? Lies.
And the supposed Iraq-9/11 link? Lies.
And the unofficial post invasion pretext of the old Saddam Hussein management killing and torturing?
And how about Bush’s pious words trying to make his wars popular, on women’s rights?
Here is the reality in Bush’s ‘new’ Iraq: where after the 2003 Bush invasion, lost constitutional rights they had since the 1950s.
Associated Press reports:
“Women are becoming assassination targets when they dare defend women’s rights in public decision-making.”
From IPS, March 2007:
According to Mohammed Khorshid, head of Human Rights Organisations in Iraq, there are over 2,000 women “security detainees” in 450 prisons, camps and detention centres across the country – more than under Saddam’s regime.
The majority were seized in the regular sweeps by US troops and their Iraqi allies.
The US military runs a network of secret facilities. It is believed they hold over 13,000 detainees without trial.
Iraqi women worse off than under Saddam: here.
World public opinion on Bush: here.
- Afghanistan war even more unpopular than Iraq, Vietnam wars (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Ten years after Saddam Hussein’s capture, Iraq struggles with violent legacy (metro.co.uk)
- Post-Saddam Iraq Is Proving To Be An Unmitigated Disaster. (warnewsupdates.blogspot.com)
- Iraq… After Saddam… (flyingintotheflak.wordpress.com)
- A Blood-Drenched Christmas in Iraq (wchildblog.com)