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Century of U.S. Meddling in the Middle East

Post 20 Coda. Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame

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July 22, 2020

In his January 28, 2003 State of the Union address, George W. Bush declared, “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa,” quickly dubbed, in press shorthand, “the 16 words.” 

Joe Wilson [Alex Wong…


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Post 21. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Price We Paid

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July 22, 2020

In my introduction to U.S. Meddling in the Middle East, I said:

The 2003 invasion of Iraq unhinged the Middle East, causing misery for millions, creating a power vacuum eagerly filled by Islamic fundamentalists and ratcheting up terrorism beyond our worst nightmares. It will go…

JON WALKER MACLEOD
SEATTLE, WA

We live in perilous times, democracy is under attack, rationality and compassion are in short supply, and our planet, our home for 200,000 years, is burning up. We must resist, we must work for a better world. MacLeod Post is my voice in that struggle.

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