Thursday, September 2, 2010

False ending: the continuing American occupation of Iraq?

Much of the Australian press reports uncritically the claim of the Obama administration that the US combat mission in Iraq has ended and occupation of Iraq is over. President Obama claims that all US combat troops are leaving Iraq (well with the exception of 50,00 that is).
Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond show that these troops are simply being replaced by an influx of private soldiers. A shadow army of private military contractors employed by the US Government are flooding into Iraq. The US occupation of Iraq continues.

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