[PDF / Epub] ☉ Going to Stay: How George W. Bush Mired America in the Long War for Oil and Empire Author Thomas Powers – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Why did George W Bush invade Ira What were the real motives the overarching policy decisions that drove events from September 11 until the war beganTo a large extent we still don’t know But by now w Why did George W Bush invade Stay: How MOBI · Ira What were the real motives the overarching policy decisions that drove events from September until the war beganTo a large extent we still don’t know But by now we do know in some detail as Thomas Powers carefully explains in the essays collected here how the administration made its case for war using faulty intelligence to argue that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a mounting threat to the Middle East Once Ira was occupied and the weapons turned out not to Going to PDF or exist the case for war seemed to disappear as well Bit by bit the evidence–the documents suggesting that Ira was trying to buy yellowcake uranium in Niger the aluminum tubes that the United States claimed were meant for uranium enrichment the Irai defector code named Curveball who claimed Saddam had mobile biological weapons labs–has been exposed as unreliable misinterpreted “cherry picked” exaggerated or just fakeBut as faulty as the intelligence was it was always only a pretext a way of persuading Congress America and the world to support a war that President Bush had already decided to wage The real uestion remains Why did Bush insist on a war of choice refusing to accept any solution short of an American occupation of to Stay: How George W. PDF/EPUB or Ira The answers Powers proposes to that uestion which assess the Ira invasion as an insistence on responding to political and cultural conflicts with military action suggest an overarching failure of American policy in the region that as long as it remains insufficiently understood and publicly debated will make it difficult for any president to change courseNo one is better prepared than Powers to evaluate the to Stay: How George W. PDF/EPUB or way the Bush administration used intelligence to make its case for war used the CIA for political ends and used arguments of secrecy to advance both its geopolitical agenda and its claims for executive power But beyond the now familiar stories of nonexistent WMDs The Military Error proposes a new deeper analysis of the error of using military force which has succeeded primarily in generating opposition and increasing resistance to American aims America went into Ira full of bright hopes and confident ideas but Powers argues that those ideas based on the ability of force to solve problems defeat opponents and make friends were largely illusions Such illusions as we learned at great cost in Vietnam die hard but we can make decisions about our future role in Ira only by understanding the errors that got us embroiled there in the first place.
- 120 pages
- Going to Stay: How George W. Bush Mired America in the Long War for Oil and Empire
- Thomas Powers
- 05 May 2015 Thomas Powers