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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Paul Craig Roberts has been reading

My former Reaganite gives brief reviews on three books and how they relate the aWol's Pretzel Putsch: Jimmy Carter's Our Endangered Values, historian Nikolaus Wachsmann's Hitler's Prisons, and Robert Higgs' Resurgence of the Warfare State.

A couple of selections from Roberts' article:
With ruthless logic Higgs shreds every claim of the Bush administration and its apologists. Reading Higgs leaves no doubt that the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq was an illegal act based in deception. Under the Nuremberg standard established by the US itself, Bush's invasion is a war crime. Widespread slaughter of the civilian Iraqi population and torture of detainees are also war crimes.
American forces in Iraq have killed far more Iraqi civilians than they have insurgents. It is safe to say that Iraqis never experienced such terror from Saddam Hussein as they have experienced from the American invasion and occupation.

Bush claims that his war crimes are justified because they are committed in the name of "freedom and democracy." The entire world rejects this excuse. Sooner or later even Bush's remaining Republican supporters will turn away in shame from the dishonor Bush has brought to America.