Imperial Hypocrisy: U.S. calls Iraq criminal and seeks reparations

Article by John Glaser. Believe it or not, Dana Rohrabacher was actually associated with the libertarian movement in its late 60s/early 70s radical heydey. The wolves often find their hideaways in strange places.

This perfectly exemplifies the intensity of American nationalism, which makes U.S. officials incapable of recognizing the principle of universality. Hypocrite is a much simpler term: focus on the crimes of others, ignore your own.

During an hour and 40 minute meeting Friday with Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, [California Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher informed the Iraqi leader that his House subcommittee was investigating the killing by Iraqi troops of 35 Iranian dissidents on Iraqi soil in April…

The Orange County conservative, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations, later told reporters that the “massacre” was probably a crime against humanity. The charge, which often refers to a massive crime against civilians, was first leveled against accused Nazi war criminals during the Nuremburg Tribunal after World War II.

Rohrabacher also asked Iraq to consider at a later stage repaying some of the costs of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the occupation that followed. Iraq’s government spokesman publicly responded that Iraq would pay not “a cent.”

So as we invade, overthrow and occupy Iraq, ravaging the country with careless savagery in countless instances and kill – by conservative estimates – well over one hundred thousand people, the Iraqi troops (trained, funded and equipped by us) are the ones who have committed a crime against humanity on 35 Iranians and additionally need to pay reparations to their dominating military occupiers. What a world…

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