Iraq's "National Sovereignty Day" is U.S.-Style Hallmark Hype

By Jeremy Scahill

The puppet government in Iraq has named June 30 as "National Sovereignty Day," and-without mentioning the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis maimed, killed, tortured or made refugees by the U.S. invasion and occupation-thanked the occupiers for placing them in power.

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Made of Lies

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "It began more than six years ago with a lie, followed by another lie, and another lie, and then two more, ten more, a hundred, a thousand, an avalanche of lies from heads of state and hatchet men and well-fed media types more interested in getting the interview than in getting the facts."

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Iraq: What We Leave As We Withdraw
//www.commondreams.org/view/2009/06/30-3

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Vietnamization in Iraq

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Jim Davidson

06/29/09

The retreat from the cities has begun, according to CNN. Their reporter on the scene in Iraq did not use the term ‘withdrawal’ or ’strategic retrograde motion,’ but ‘retreat.’ … We are not encountering the first USA military occupation of a foreign country that has become completely unworkable financially and militarily. Another example would be Vietnam...

//www.ncc-1776.org/tle2009/tle525-20090628-03.html



Iraq: Another of its famous turning points?

Truthdig
by Marie Cocco

06/29/09

As the media trumpets sound for the pullback of American troops from urban areas in Iraq, the essential lesson of our involvement must be recalled: Nothing about our entanglement in Iraq has ever been as it seemed. We did not invade because Saddam Hussein was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as Bush administration officials repeatedly suggested, or even because Iraq threatened the United States with stores of chemical and biological weapons. The 2005 Iraqi election symbolized with images of purple ink stains on voters’ fingertips … did not result in a flourishing democracy or an end to the U.S. military occupation. The bloody insurgency intensified and Bush belatedly deployed additional troops to quell it...

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