14 years later Condoleezza Rice reweals real reason for Iraq invasion
Ex-George W. Bush-era national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, one of the architects behind the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, has admitted that bringing democracy to the Middle Eastern country was not the real priority. Speaking to Sputnik, Norwegian political scientist Georg Jakobsen said that the US’s real goal was to impose its own model on Iraq.
Speaking at a meeting at the Brookings Institution, a leading DC think tank, on Thursday, Rice revealed that « security, » not democracy, was the real motivating factor behind the US invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq.
In Iraq’s case, the former national security advisor (who also later served as Bush’s secretary of state) revealed that the US « didn’t go to Iraq to bring democracy to Iraq. We went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, who we thought was reconstituting weapons of mass destruction, and who we knew had been a threat in the region. It was a security problem. »
WOW, when this lady doubles down on disseminating bovine excrement, she really doubles down!!
Secretary Rice, a word, please; the world knows that you are lying, yet you continue to lie about the real motivations for both wars. You use the word « security » when what you meant was ECONOMIC security, because, as Karl Marx once noted, all wars are economic in their origins.
In Iraq, Saddam Hussein was selling their oil for other currencies than the US dollar; in Afghanistan, it was about securing the pipeline rights, and rights to the abundance of mineral riches in that country, and making sure that all that was only sold in US dollars.
It’s that simple, and because the world knows you are lying about these issues, you will never be believed, in anything you say, even if what you say happens to be (accidentally) the truth.