The cost of overthrowing Saddam exceeded World War II
On: Friday 30/12/2011 5:53
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Researcher attacked the U.S. administration's decision to former U.S. President George W. Bush to go to war in Iraq cost the U.S. economy more than a trillion dollars, describing the move as "misleading." In an article in the newspaper "Washington Post" U.S.,
Said Jessica Mathews, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: The cost of the Iraq war in 2003, which amounted to a trillion dollars, has increased the cost of World War II.
It quoted a researcher for the American and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul Onuel saying: The idea of the overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein seized control of the atmosphere of the meeting with Bush after the inauguration ceremony of the last ten days, even before the attacks of atheist th of September 2001, eight months.
Matthews pointed out that there are several reasons for the decision of the U.S. assumed Iraq, including what she called the retaliation of Saddam Hussein because of the attempt to assassinate former U.S. President George HW Bush, the United States and put her hand on the oil of the Middle East, and the expansion of democracy throughout the region.
In the opinion of the American researcher, the strongest reason is assumed and the only one who managed the Bush administration in which marketing option of war with the American people, it is to accuse the Bush administration to Saddam Hussein manufacture weapons of mass destruction.
And concluded Matthews to say it had become clear to all that Washington's accusation of Saddam Hussein to develop weapons of mass destruction was charged an intelligence void, and that Bush himself has contributed to amplify the charge in his attempts to convince the American people the decision tragic of the war on Iraq, noting that the American people may not know Why make a choice that war, the high costs?
In addition to the cost of the war high, indicated Matthews to the loss of American losses in lives, and high oil prices to five-fold, and to harm the U.S. reputation in the world, tearing their relationship with others at the global level, in addition to the legacy of war among the American troops who are victims of psychologists and injuries require a continuum of health care.
The U.S. report, said earlier, that the United States have come to represent the role of "mediator" between Iraq's political factions "rival", returned him to signal the continuation of the political role for Washington in Iraq after the withdrawal.
Promised to the Washington Post newspaper in a report published last Tuesday and published (range) "to" Washington did not withdraw physically from Iraq despite the withdrawal of its troops completely from there, and it replaced its military presence a political role are still practiced, "pointing out that" the United States was transformed from a military occupier to an intermediary between Iraq's rival political factions, a role although it is less expensive but still a disappointing adventure. "
The newspaper pointed out that "the return of Gen. Raymond Odierno, the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq to Baghdad recently and meeting with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his opponents, a sign of this shift from direct military presence to the role of negotiator and also an indication for the continuation of the political role for Washington in Iraq."
The newspaper added that "cooperation with Nuri al-Maliki, the U.S. continuously since the administration of former President Bush, Jr., and the United States to hand over Baghdad prisoner, Ali Musa Daqduq further evidence of Washington's support for the Maliki government."
The Ali Musa Daqduq Lebanese citizen accused Iranian-backed Washington's involvement in the killing of 5 soldiers in the U.S. in 2007, and under the security agreement concluded between the Iraqi and American sides was handed over to Iraq. In conclusion, the Washington Post, report the transfer of a comment Odierno on his mission in Iraq, which he said that "I have learned not to exaggerate in estimating what is happening in Iraq on the political stage, they appear to be able to address their problems, and we have to monitor the situation closely and that is our reaction to try hard as long as it comes to Iraq. "
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