Friday, November 17, 2006

Road to Jerusalem Passes Through Bagdad

Sidney Blumenthal makes a strong statement about the neocon motivations for war in Iraq.

The neocon logic in favour of the Iraq war was that the road to Jerusalem led through Baghdad: an invasion would install an Iraqi democracy that would force the Palestinians to submit to the Israelis. Now near-unanimity exists on Baker's commission to reverse that formula. The central part of a new policy must be, they believe, that the road to Baghdad leads through Jerusalem.

I am suprised he is willing to make such a direct statement, albeit in a British newspaper.



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