Surprise! US Did Everything Possible To Force Iraq Invasion
"In the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration threatened trade reprisals against friendly countries who withheld their support, spied on its allies, and pressed for the recall of U.N. envoys that resisted U.S. pressure to endorse the war, according to an upcoming book by a top Chilean diplomat.
The rough-and-tumble diplomatic strategy has generated lasting "bitterness" and "deep mistrust" in Washington's relations with allies in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, wrote Heraldo Muñoz, Chile's ambassador to the United Nations, in his book "A Solitary War: A Diplomat's Chronicle of the Iraq War and Its Lessons," set for publication next month.
"In the aftermath of the invasion, allies loyal to the United States were rejected, mocked and even punished" for their refusal to back a U.N. resolution authorizing military action against Saddam Hussein's government, Muñoz wrote."
This isn't news to those of us who weren't taken in by the criminals' propaganda blitzkreig. While the fascists were busy bellying around the international bar they were seriously working americans over with meticulous manipulation. It was a $200 million marketing campaign that kicked off in the fall of 2002 to sell us their long planned for invasion and occupation of Iraq. This was cold blooded murder carefully thought out in advance and deliberately presented with lies.
Just like any other marketing campaign it was long on emotion and feelings and woefully short on facts. The 9/11 perpetrators knew their boffo terror attack that day was going to be the justification for invading and occupying Iraq and use it they did, ad nauseum, in balls to the wall saturation coverage by the vile and corrupted MSM. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz with their Office of Special Plans (OSP) spent hundreds of millions of your tax dollars to sell you their fucking war that would bleed the country dry to the tune of trillions.
Of course justifying the illegal invasion was the hard part, once the occupation began the dependably despicable MSM treated it all as a grand, thrilling spectacle where we cheer the home team on.
As Henry Jenkins tells it in Technology Review:"The U.S. news media covered the war in Iraq the same way they cover the Olympics—with red, white, and blue trappings, human interest stories, bombastic theme music, and an almost total focus on American accomplishments at the expense of any international context. Around the clock coverage gave the illusion of telling and showing everything and made us forget how little we actually knew."
Bush in spring, 2003 - "We're doing everything we can to prevent war."