By Phil Restino
Veterans Today
January 28, 2011

AMERICA’S “CLEAN WAR,” GULF WAR I, EXPOSED AS BUSH CRIMINAL SCHEME
Foreword by Gordon Duff Senior Editor Veterans Today

By now, most Americans wish we had never invaded Iraq in 2003. Few Americans, very few veterans for sure, have anything but utter dismay at America’s endless war in Afghanistan. Iraq is now clear as a bell, stealing oil, playing at global conquest and duping the American people and the world.

Afghanistan is clear also, drugs, drugs, drugs and drug money to pay American politicians, fund corporate fronts now able to buy American elections and prestage the upcoming attack on Iran for reasons as imaginary as the WMD’s in Iraq.

However, Americans look back, longingly, to the “clean war” against Saddam, 1991. The old stories, Iran Contra, drug dealing and trading with the enemy, Bush senior running that one, those were forgotten. Even the “October Surprise,” the secret deal Bush cut to keep Americans prisoner in Iran to help rig a presidential election, that was shoved aside also, all “conspiracy theory.”

Years ago, we all heard, for a moment at least, that the United States told Saddam he could invade Kuwait and that America was “OK with that.”

We were told that was “conspiracy theory” also.

It wasn’t. Watch and learn.

Today, the veterans of this first Gulf War are dying by the thousands, poisoned by depleted uranium, by untested medicines, by chemical exposure. A generation of Americans are dying, dying again, another “Agent Orange” generation, abandoned by their country, sent to fight for profit, to fight a war based on lies and corruption, a war like Vietnam, a war too much like Afghanistan today and the painful occupation America is enduring in Iraq as we speak.

Half a million young soldiers are disabled, thousands have died by suicide, tens of thousands are homeless, untold thousands languish in prisons.

Tens of thousands more continue to serve, deployment after deployment, numbed by anti-psychotic drugs, sent into the field over and over until they finally break.

Then they are discharged, many losing all benefits, some facing punishment because they had nothing left to give.

Who is going to pay for this?

We have a list of names. They begin with Cheney and Rumsfeld.

It is a long list.

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