Erasing the Iraq War from history
It’s a little late for this. Isn’t it?…
The US Senate has taken the initial vote to repeal the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force against Iraq. The action at those times greenlit America’s involvement in the Gulf war and the later invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein 20 years ago. — Guardian
Pres. Biden on the Russian invasion
“The idea that over 100,000 forces would invade another country – since world war II, nothing like that has happened.”
The president spoke these words on February 22nd, within a month of the 20th anniversary of the US military’s invasion of Iraq.
The U.S. military is about to surpass 20 years since invading Iraq, a war that has cost more than 550,000 lives, and nearly $1.8 trillion, according to a report released Wednesday. — Navy Times
Haass should have asked me. I could have told him.
“I will go to my grave not knowing that. I can’t answer it,” Richard Haass, a senior State Department official at the time of the invasion, said in 2004 when asked why it had happened. — New York Times
China’s Peace Initiative
Thanks, White House NSC spokesman, John Kirby for confirming, on Fox News Sunday, what we’ve been saying all along: That the WH doesn’t want peace in Ukraine. US cold warriors are worried most about China being seen as the peacemaker as they just were with Saudi/Iran agreement.
“What we have said before, and we’ll say it again today, that if coming out of this meeting, there’s some sort of call for a ceasefire, well, that’s just going to be unacceptable.” — Politico
Former French President, Nicholas Sarkozy
"Europe, of all the world continents, is the most brutal continent. It's not Africa, it's not Asia, it's Europe. ./. Our continent is brutal, savage, and can veer into barbarism." — Speech at French Parliament
Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich
"There’s no such thing as Palestinians because there’s no such thing as a Palestinian people," while speaking in Paris on Sunday. — Haaretz
Fired veteran Florida university professor Sam Koeckel
“They did this for a clear reason: my decision to teach and speak about racial justice,” Joeckel said. “The timing of this is not a coincidence as we are dealing with an ‘anti-woke’ crusade from Governor DeSantis and other far-right politicians and activists. PBA was clearly influenced by this toxic political ideology.” — USA Today
Unnamed Textbook Publisher
One publisher, who spoke to the New York Times, said they had to create several versions of a social studies textbook where they eliminated or softened “references to race — even in the story of Rosa Parks.” — New York Times