How I Tried To Prevent the 2003 US Invasion of Iraq, and Why I Failed – LewRockwell

The President then got down to the crux of his presentation on Iraq. “The United States will ask the UN Security Council to convene on February the 5th [2003] to consider the facts of Iraq’s ongoing defiance of the world. Secretary of State [Colin] Powell will present information and intelligence about Iraq’s illegal weapons programs, its attempts to hide those weapons from inspectors and its links to terrorist groups.”

The President stared into the camera, addressing the American people directly. “We will consult,” he said, “but let there be no misunderstanding: If Saddam Hussein does not fully disarm for the safety of our people, and for the peace of the world, we will lead a coalition to disarm him.”

I stared back at the television screen, sick to my stomach. The President’s speech was composed of lies. All lies.

I had expended every ounce of my energy trying in vain to debunk these lies, but to no avail. My country was on the verge of going to war on the basis of words I knew to be false, and there was nothing more I could do to prevent it.

How I Tried To Prevent the 2003 US Invasion of Iraq, and Why I Failed – LewRockwell

Instead of the UN being used to promote peace and truth around the world, this is an example of how the US empire is totally corrupt, based on lies, greed, and absolute power, which is absolutely corrupting. Nothing has changed since that time.