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53. April Gillespie at the beginning, but let's not forget the denouement
And apologies up front for using a French word. But as the hostilities with Iraq were concluding, the brave U.S. forces strafed the retreating army repeatedly, killing thousands. Rather than take the time to capture surrendering troops, we bravely buried them alive with bulldozers. And then, when segments of the Iraqi population began thinking it was a good time to overthrow Saddam, Bush withdrew all forces, and bravely abandoned the popular uprising, allowing Saddam to brutally repress it. A lot of the survivors haven't forgotten how Bush the Elder double-crossed them.
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  -George H W Bush admits that he invaded Iraq for oil malaise  Jan-21-11 04:45 AM   #0 
  - Revolting crew they are.  Swamp Rat   Jan-21-11 05:03 AM   #1 
  - Add this fugging liar of a war criminal to the posse  malaise   Jan-21-11 05:19 AM   #3 
  - Huh, George HW Bush didn't really invade Iraq  social_critic   Jan-21-11 05:16 AM   #2 
  - It was about stealing oil by any means necessary n/t  malaise   Jan-21-11 05:20 AM   #4 
  - You are right  madokie   Jan-21-11 05:30 AM   #5 
  - Good morning  malaise   Jan-21-11 05:38 AM   #6 
  - Did you read about Rome destroying Carthage?  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:06 AM   #13 
  - Did you read about Rome destroying the Temple in Jerusalem?  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:10 AM   #16 
  - yep  Swamp Rat   Jan-21-11 05:39 AM   #7 
  - Another dude gets the wrong war  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:34 AM   #22 
     - Welcome to DU, dude!  Swamp Rat   Jan-21-11 06:40 AM   #24 
        - LOL  malaise   Jan-21-11 06:44 AM   #26 
        - Are you still confused?  social_critic   Jan-21-11 07:00 AM   #30 
           - This little piggie went to market  Swamp Rat   Jan-21-11 01:31 PM   #52 
  - None of any of those matters a whit to anyone who supported junior's Iraqi adventure  indepat   Jan-21-11 09:19 AM   #50 
     - Thats the way I see it too  madokie   Jan-21-11 09:37 AM   #51 
  - Not really - US forces didn't take over Iraq, and Kuwait kept its oil  social_critic   Jan-21-11 05:54 AM   #10 
  - And Iraq's oil? n/t  malaise   Jan-21-11 05:56 AM   #11 
  - American corporations have now obtained contracts to drill Iraq's oil.  Selatius   Jan-21-11 06:15 AM   #17 
     - You are confusing the two Iraq Wars  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:26 AM   #19 
        - You are beating your head against a tree. 'Pet hates' exist, and the  Obamanaut   Jan-21-11 07:01 AM   #31 
           - It's more like a brick wall - but it does come down brick by brick  social_critic   Jan-21-11 07:12 AM   #40 
  - Actually, it WAS about oil - it was about provoking Saddam to do  BlueMTexpat   Jan-21-11 06:31 AM   #20 
  - OK, so we goaded Saddam to invade Kuwait, then left him weaker  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:59 AM   #29 
     - Did you ever read the text of Ms Glaspie's cable?  BlueMTexpat   Jan-21-11 02:35 PM   #58 
  - Cool, then why don't you go research April Gillespie,  MadHound   Jan-21-11 07:34 AM   #46 
     - April Gillespie at the beginning, but let's not forget the denouement  gratuitous   Jan-21-11 01:52 PM   #53 
     - I heard about April's comments two days after she said them  social_critic   Jan-21-11 01:59 PM   #55 
  - It's more than that. The leadership needs Iraq as a military platform to exert influence.  Selatius   Jan-21-11 06:06 AM   #14 
     - Good point  malaise   Jan-21-11 06:08 AM   #15 
     - Spot On.  think4yourself   Jan-21-11 06:39 AM   #23 
     - George HW Bush didn't keep Iraq under occupation  social_critic   Jan-21-11 07:02 AM   #32 
  - Three generations of Bush men have eyed Iraq's oil...  Octafish   Jan-21-11 07:42 AM   #47 
     - Oil is a cover - it's a little bit more complex than that  social_critic   Jan-21-11 02:05 PM   #56 
  - that "roundtable" booked for its own circle of Hell.  peekaloo   Jan-21-11 05:49 AM   #8 
  - What a bunch  malaise   Jan-21-11 05:53 AM   #9 
  - They weren't really such bad guys  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:02 AM   #12 
  - hmm  megax5000   Jan-21-11 06:19 AM   #18 
  - You seem well informed  social_critic   Jan-21-11 06:33 AM   #21 
     - Never thought I'd say this  think4yourself   Jan-21-11 06:41 AM   #25 
        - If you call his version of what and where he was when kennedy was killed  madokie   Jan-21-11 06:45 AM   #27 
        - Don't you love how some people  malaise   Jan-21-11 06:46 AM   #28 
        - It's not hijacking on purpose, it's just confusion  social_critic   Jan-21-11 07:08 AM   #36 
        - I don't think any of us are confused about the two bushes, except for you  madokie   Jan-21-11 08:02 AM   #48 
        - Generally it winds up sending me off to projects I need to do around the place  madokie   Jan-21-11 07:27 AM   #45 
        - OK. So HW had dinner with the shooter's parents the night before  social_critic   Jan-21-11 07:05 AM   #34 
           - Many share the same thoughts too  madokie   Jan-21-11 08:07 AM   #49 
        - No kidding  social_critic   Jan-21-11 07:03 AM   #33 
  - "Clear my conscience" deathbed confession?  marmar   Jan-21-11 07:06 AM   #35 
  - Naw, they're just afraid of Wikileaks.  Major Hogwash   Jan-21-11 07:08 AM   #37 
  - Exactly what I was thinking ... all of a sudden they are all talking. nt  TBF   Jan-21-11 07:15 AM   #41 
  - Kuwait's gold was stolen by Saddam Hussein  social_critic   Jan-21-11 01:56 PM   #54 
  - That was my first thought  malaise   Jan-21-11 07:09 AM   #38 
  - Let me put it this way, if Cheney is Darth Vader, then George H W Bush is the Emperor.  Major Hogwash   Jan-21-11 07:10 AM   #39 
  - If GHW is the Emperor  malaise   Jan-21-11 07:15 AM   #42 
     - True dat!  Major Hogwash   Jan-21-11 07:20 AM   #43 
  - That was admitted at the time  treestar   Jan-21-11 07:22 AM   #44 
  - The first Iraq War had a much stronger case in favor of it...  BlueCheese   Jan-21-11 02:20 PM   #57 

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