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Monday, March 27, 2006

Did the Invasion of Iraq Start World War III?

by Jay Allbritton
Raw Story has the raw story of Delta Force founding member Retired Command Sergeant Major Eric Haney's interview with David Kronke of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Haney lights up Bush and Cheney. Here's an excerpt:
Kronke: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq?

Haney: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first. The reasons were wrong. The reasons of this administration for taking this nation to war were not what they stated. (Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and ... pursued warfare that he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward. His own staff could tell him what was going to happen afterward. We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies.

Kronke: What do you make of the torture debate? Cheney ...

Haney: (Interrupting) That's Cheney's pursuit. The only reason anyone tortures is because they like to do it. It's about vengeance, it's about revenge, or it's about cover-up. You don't gain intelligence that way. Everyone in the world knows that. It's worse than small-minded, and look what it does.
That's going pretty far out of bounds saying that Bush may have started World War III, but what would a member of an elite counter terrorism unit know about it?

VIDEO: Jeff Key is a Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corp. He served in Iraq and gives his view of the role of the soldier and the Iraq War.

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