Those campaigning for Clinton should be alarmed at her recent endorsement by Paul Wolfowitz, the architect of the Iraq War. We would have expected her vaunted friend Kissinger to already have endorsed her since he was the chief architect of the war behind the scenes.
Perhaps Kissinger will let Paul Bremer, his protégé & former director at Kissinger Associates, endorse in his stead since Bremer was the brutal administrator of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It has been suggested by some that the US occupation authority in Iraq under Bremer led to the formation of ISIS, whose top command are former Hussein military officers, when he shut them out of civil service jobs. Bremer is now campaigning for US troops in Iraq to fight ISIS, the monster his & Kissinger’s policies helped create.
Three years after the US invasion in 2003, The Lancet, a British medical journal, estimated that over 655,000 Iraqis had died & the UN reported the displacement of 1.5 million Iraqis inside the country. Estimates of Iraqi deaths are now nearly a million & the war is no way near ending. That does not include those who who died as a result of the First Gulf War in 1990-91 & the sanctions that followed, including the 500,000 children who died from sanctions imposed under Clinton’s presidency.
If you campaign for Clinton or if you campaign for US humanitarian military intervention in Syria, one hopes it a result of ignorance about US militarism & not indifference to the lives of other people. The criminal consequences of either will be the same. Why live with shame when you can stand against war & those who make it?