Tuesday, June 12, 2007


From NPR's All Things Considered, a Ted Koppel radio essay:

A Duty to Mislead: Politics and the Iraq War

Democrats are telling voters that if they are elected, all U.S. troops will be pulled out of Iraq. But as Sen. Hillary Clinton privately told a senor military adviser, she knows there will be some troops there for decades. It's an example of how in some cases, politics can force dishonesty.

Click here to listen to the essay.

I'm not sure when I first mentioned it here at Real Art, but it had to have been at least two years ago: we'll be in Iraq for twenty years or more. What with this South Korea metaphor coming down from the White House, and now this news that Hillary's all for an indefinite presence of US troops there, it's looking like the politicians are finally getting around to publicly admitting what's been obvious for a while. The US establishment wants to control Iraq. Forever. And damn what American citizens want.

Doesn't matter anyway. America hasn't really been a democracy for some years.