NYT’s Keller implies Iraq War aimed to save Israel from a ‘holocaust’
(Mondoweiss) -- by Matthew Taylor --
NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller pens a tortured mea culpa about his support for the Iraq War, stopping short of a full apology because he "couldn't have known better at the time." Along the way, he drops this stunning revelation about where his and his colleagues' priorities lie:
That leaves the elusive weapons of mass destruction. We forget how broad the consensus was that Hussein was hiding the kind of weapons that could rain holocaust on a neighbor or be delivered to America by proxy.Which neighbor fears a "holocaust," I wonder?
Also check out this laugher:
In the end, the costs [of the Iraq invasion and occupation] were greater than anyone anticipated because of calamitous mistakes in execution.Speak for yourself Keller, but millions worldwide anticipated that the costs would be enormous – and were not fooled by the WMD scaremongering. Nowhere in Keller's ramble does he mention the fact that Bush launched the invasion while inspectors were literally back in Iraq inspecting for WMDs, which I cannot see as anything but proof positive that this war had nothing to do with containing Iraq's WMD ability...MORE...LINK