Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Judge Radhi To Testify on Thursday

After several weeks of delay, former Iraqi Judge Radhi al-Radhi, the forced-out anticorruption chief of Iraq, is schedule to testify before the House government oversight and reform committee on Thursday morning. I'm told that as of this afternoon all systems are go. Radhi can be expected to tell lawmakers that the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is so corrupt it ought to be scrapped. Such testimony would raise an uncomfortable question for the White House: should U.S. soldiers die to create "breathing space" for a government that cannot deliver services or achieve political reconciliation? For my last update on Radhi and the congressional investigation triggered by his allegations, click here.

Posted by David Corn at October 3, 2007 01:20 PM


capt said...

Mr. David Corn,

I imagine the smear machine is getting fired up as we speak.

The good Judge Radhi will be speaking out against the Bush model so . . .



David B. Benson said...

David Corn --- No, the soldiers need to come home so that the Iraqis can find their own solutions to their problems (that the U.S.A. helped to create).

capt said...

"should U.S. soldiers die to create "breathing space" for a government that cannot deliver services or achieve political reconciliation?"

Not only NO but HELL NO.

Although the above is clearly overly simplified, under no set of circumstances should one more life or one more dollar be spent on the failed folly that has passed for foreign policy out of the Bushniks.


capt said...

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own -- and if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans. ": -- General David M. Shoup - Commandant of the Marine Corps 1960-63, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor - Source: May 14, 1966

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers." -- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author Source: Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932

"Chief among the spoils of victory is the privilege of writing the history." -- Mark Alexander Editor/Publisher of Patriot Post Source: Patriot Post, No. 06-07; Published 17 February 2006


Thanks ICH Newsletter!

capt said...

"One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one."
~ Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), Autobiography (1977)

capt said...

I heard a discussion on the radio about Blackwater shooting first.

If they know they will never be accountable - they would be crazy to NOT shoot first.

The abuse exists to fill the void where accountablilty is suppose to go.