The mantra, since the bloody and illegal war in Iraq started, has been: “we will leave Iraq when the job is done.”
What exactly does this mean? Why
doesn’t anyone ask Mr. Bush/Blair what “job done”
With regard to the disintegration of Iraq, a recent Washington Post article (October 14) spoke of Iraqi death squads and their connection with the Facilities Protection Service (FPS). Ms. Knickmeyer neglected to mention that Donald Rumsfeld, with the enthusiastic support of President Bush, was the originator of the FPS. Rumsfeld was/is ultimately thus responsible for the training of these Iraqis, now labeled as “death squads.” One must then ask if the reason for the disintegration of Iraq is directly related to U.S. Government policy. This breakdown goes “shoulder to shoulder” with corporate control of resources remaining in the hands of the occupiers. It no longer matters whether there are troops in Iraq or not, as long as “some” US-UK troops are in the Green Zone and at key US/UK bases  surrounding Iraqi oil resources to safeguard Bremer’s Laws and to "protect their interests.”
That Iraqis are being tortured and murdered in obscene numbers is irrelevant to the more important matters at hand for the US/UK governments. “Job Done.”
Sarah Meyer is a researcher living in the UK. She is on the Brussels Tribunal Advisory Committee.
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