Monday, September 08, 2003

The War in Iraq is Not Over and Neither Are the Lies to Justify It

Stephen Zunes does a good job critiquing Bush's speech from last night, line-by-line.

With Bush now framing Iraq as "the central battle in the war on terror," Iraq has officially become a self-fulfilling prophecy. While the US "struggled before the war to convince the world there was a link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda network," Steve Kirby of AFP writes, "five months of US-led occupation of Iraq may have created precisely such an unholy alliance."