Have you ever found yourself in so deep that the possibility of a way out seemed impossible?
That is how I feel as an American.
I believe that on many levels the effect of WWII was a heightened awareness of the intrigue that goes on behind the closed doors of those in political, military and governmental powers.
And we thought that we were the only ones! Christ! Will the scheming of man ever end? The U.S. has had a manipulating finger in almost every part of the world. This behavior is not just an American trait. Its been going on forever.
But this does not make it right nor justify our actions.
There have been those that have called the alarm; and have met with limited success. But how soon we forget.
Frequent readers know that I have often quoted Major General Smedley Butler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler and his book, "War is a Racket.
How about Daniel Elsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The Senate approval of the Iraq War resolution mirrors the Tonkin Gulf resolution of 1964 http://www.harpers.org/archive/2006/10/0081208
655,000 Iraqi deaths, as a result of the US led invasion and occupation of Iraq vs the estimated number of Iraqi deaths attributed to Saddam Hussein during his 24 year reign ( between 50,000 and 100,000,depending on your sources) Clearly history has revealed that there is more going on behind the curtain. It is the lessons of history that help me believe documentaries as this one.
But...based on my observations, which also attest to the success of the US strategy to help keep the average American uninvolved in what happens in Iraq, no one will watch this video or read this post in full.
Yeah. We're in deep. Up to our necks.