Barack Obama won the votes of many Americans by promising to swiftly end the Iraq War and bring U.S. troops home. He denounced George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq as a “violation of international law.”
So will U.S. troops leave Iraq? Will those responsible for this trumped-up war face justice?
No, on both counts. [Toronto Sun]
The best analysis of this, of course, comes from the Daily Show [warning: there is an ad at the beginning and some music, etc. but I have pasted it here because his coverage of this issue was excellent]:[HTML1]
The article quoted above also gives this troubling information,
In short, contrary to all Obama's high-blown rhetoric about pulling out of Iraq, Washington clearly intends it will remain a U.S. military, political and economic protectorate. Washington is following exactly the same control model the British Empire used to rule Iraq, and exploit its oil: Install a figurehead ruler, keep him in power using a “native” army (read today's Iraqis army and police). RAF units based in Iraq (read U.S. air bases) bomb any rebellious areas. Smaller British ground units based in non-urban areas are on call to put down attempted coups against the king. The U.S. plan for Iraq is identical.
Obama made clear that officials responsible for the Iraq war, torture, kidnapping or assassination will not be prosecuted. The theft of over $50 billion in U.S. “reconstruction” funds sent to Iraq is being hushed up.
One of the saddest parts of the video above is the interview with Robert Gates. Previously, these types of statements were spread by 'conspiracy theorists' to prove the government was trying to cover up acts of war and things of that nature – but now it is just being stated openly. Even worse, I think the average public buys these statements and really believes them.
Allāh knows best how many more innocent lives will be lost in this imperialistic war.[HTML2]