Who Should Solve The Riddle Of Why The Iraq War Was Started?


Someone – Alive Today – Knows Why America’s Neocons Attacked Iraq On March 19, 2003. And yet, the cause of the Iraq war is not public knowledge. The cause of a war that took the lives of 6,000 American soldiers and took the lives of perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iraqis  appears to be a private matter. That private matter cost the American taxpayer $3 tn dollars.

We’ve all heard that we live in an information age. Yet important information seems to escape us. Knowing whether a war that you  entered was just or unjust is information the “country of origin” should know. But nine years after the fact, America does not know why it started the Iraq war. The reason given, by the ones who started it, could not be validated.

Soon we will know more about the God particle than we know about the start of the Iraq war.  Here are the results of an earlier search by joejolly:

What is the Official Version of the Cause of the Iraq War?

By joejolly

Knowing one’s country’s history is still an objective for the recorders of history. How are the recorders of American history going to record the reason for the start of the Iraq war?

War Name Start Date End Date Caused By Source Name Source Link
Iraq War March 20, 2003 Pending… Alleged Possession of weapons of mass destruction(WMD) Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.
Gulf War August 2, 1990 February 28, 1991 Iraq’s Occupation and Annexation of Kuwait Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.
Vietnam War 1959 April 30, 1975 North Vietnam Vs South Vietnam Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.
Korean War June 25, 1950 July 27, 1953 North Korea Vs South Korea Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.
World War II September 1, 1939 1945 Allies Vs Axis Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.
World War I June 28, 1914 November 11, 1918 Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.

The least decisive, in the above table,  of a cause for a war is the Iraq war. The 2003 Bush team’s stated cause of the Iraq war did not withstand the scrutiny of inquiring minds

There seems to be a deliberate information blackout on why America attacked Iraq on March 19, 2003. Joejolly found causes for all the major wars he searched for – all – save one. He did not find a cause for the Iraq war.

In 2003, the moving finger wrote, in 16 words, the cause of the Iraq war. And after the moving finger writ – moved on – and all thy pity and wit could not call it back to cancel even half a line[an adaptation of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam].

Nine years ago President Bush(George W.) gave his reason for attacking Iraq. That reason turned out to be fiction. No one else was able to validate the proffered reason.   Even reasoning from the same “document”, failed to validate what the “moving finger wrote”.

Seymour Hersh, of the New Yorker Magazine, said this of that document:

[…]One senior I.A.E.A. official went further. He told me, “These documents are so bad that I cannot imagine that they came from a serious intelligence agency. It depresses me, given the low quality of the documents, that it was not stopped. At the level it reached, I would have expected more checking.”

The I.A.E.A. had first sought the documents last fall, shortly after the British government released its dossier. After months of pleading by the I.A.E.A., the United States turned them over to Jacques Baute, who is the director of the agency’s Iraq Nuclear Verification Office.

It took Baute’s team only a few hours to determine that the documents were fake.[…]

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/03/31/030331fa_fact1#ixzz29PAWHTBh

There are tons of posts on the Internet – most – if not all trying to figure out the cause of the attack on Iraq. Within the past few days, joejolly did find a reference to what Congress authorized in the Iraq war. That reference came from a Yale website.

The Yale Law School website stated that the Iraq war is now illegal. It said that congress authorized specific tasks for the Iraq war. The stated tasks did not include Iraq’s oil.

President George W. Bush’s behavior was such that America could have used a “fourth branch of government” just to supervise President George W. Bush’s behavior.

President George W. Bush admonished Iran to “come clean” about nuclear activities, while not coming clean on the cause of his Iraqi war. That’s the way some “leaders” lead. They don’t follow their own advice.

Joejolly has been searching, for quite a while, for a cause of the Iraq war. But perhaps that goal is no longer a proper goal.

With all due respect to Kipling’s six honest serving men – whose on first can be important. There comes a time when the “why” of an action takes 2nd billing to the “what” of an action. This is especially true when an action may be contrary to law.

The ‘”why” of presidential “improper touching” gave way to “what”. The neocon House of Representatives was NOT interested in the “WHY” of  President Bill Clinton’s personal, non-country damaging actions. During that time, the neocons were behaving like they were in a tent based  old fashion country revival hour. They were all over themselves with praise – until that magazine publisher promised a substantial sum of money to a lady who would come forward with her story. Then the neocons shut-up , you could hear a “pin drop”.

America’s House of Representatives, with Illinois leadership at that time, impeached Democratic President Bill Clinton for failing to tell the truth about improper personal touching. America’s House of Representatives, the only body that can start impeachment proceedings, has ignored the actions of President George W. Bush. That is a travesty of justice. That places America on a direct path to Hell.

The why of the start of the Iraqi war should have been replaced by impeachment proceedings long ago. Why a law-breaker breaks the law should take a back-seat to justice. When that fails to happen the system breaks. The neocons have a heavy presence in local, national and international arenas. And they have broken systems where-ever they performed.

Perhaps the riddle of why the Iraq war was started is the wrong riddle to solve.  Perhaps the riddle of why justice has been denied should now be the target. Bringing national and international law breakers to justice should be the goal if the concept of national and international co-operation is to be maintained.  That is the only way to keep the system fair and viable.

Currently the system is in a fat man and little boy mode – which the war-mongering neocons love. That is a reflection of the mentality of the neocons who will put people out of work to increase the military budget – for offensive rather than defense actions. Fat man and little boy have never returned to America. They have had no reason to – until now. The rest of the world is not going to continue to stomach the behavior of the neocons.

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