On the Iraq war II
So now you claim that the fact that there is no credible evidence of collaboration between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, as the September 11th Commission has now put it, is a sideshow (Editorial, June 17).
On the contrary, this result refutes the
ideological underpinning of the invasion and occupation of
Of course, your partner in the venture, the Bush administration, touts a fictitious collaboration because it understands something you apparently do not. Namely, the war rationale relies on a stereotype whose force is mythic and therefore is not subject to refutation by mere rational means such as commission reports based on facts: that any Arab or Muslim, especially one who opposes U.S. foreign policy, is by definition a potential terrorist. Your editorial hopes to get certain administration figures to stop embarrassing your cause by harping on this, but I can only say good luck.
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