From British daily The Morning Star:
PM publicly attacks Iraq invasion
Thursday 22 October 2009
Slovak Prime Minster Robert Fico used a news conference with NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen to say: “We opposed the mission in Iraq because the use of military force was only motivated by oil.”
Meetings of NATO defence ministers are rarely adversarial and even if differences emerge these are handled by diplomats who almost never allow them to become public.
Mr Fico, an ex-communist who formed the social democratic Smer party in 1999, strongly opposed Bush-era plans to base anti-missile interceptors in Poland and a radar system in the Czech Republic, saying he saw no need for a missile shield in Europe.
He said that he would not allow any part of the Obama administration’s revamped missile shield plans to be based in Slovakia if he was ever approached.
An October, 2008, US military raid inside Syria that killed seven civilians may not have eliminated a senior al Qaeda operative as anonymous Pentagon sources claimed at the time, says a new investigative report: here.
- Nathan Gardels: Hans Blix: Whether Obama in Syria or Bush in Iraq, The US Is Not the World Police (huffingtonpost.com)
- Media’s Reporting on Syria as Terrible as It Was on Iraq (ritholtz.com)
- Imperial Bombing: UK & US set to ‘Strike’ Syria within Days (21stcenturywire.com)