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Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: Iraq War “Based On a Series of Lies”

Posted By admin On October 26, 2010 @ 3:50 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog
Oct 26, 2010 

In his recently published memoir, “Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior [1],” General Hugh Shelton, who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001, called the Iraq war “unnecessary” and said that the Bush team went to war “based on a series of lies.”

Shelton also said that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz and other Pentagon officials pushed for war in Iraq “almost to the point of insubordination.”

This is not some voice from the peanut gallery.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is – by law – the highest ranking military officer [2] in the United States armed forces, and the principal military adviser to the President of the United States. The Chairman outranks all respective heads of each service branch, including the heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Thank you, General Shelton, for confirming what Seymour Hersh [3] and many others have been saying since 2003 (and see this [4]).

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[1] Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior: http://www.amazon.com/Without-Hesitation-Odyssey-American-Warrior/dp/0312599056/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288009392&sr=8-1

[2] highest ranking military officer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Chiefs_of_Staff#Leadership

[3] Seymour Hersh: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/05/12/030512fa_fact?currentPage=all

[4] this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/06/cheney-admits-that-there-was-never-any.html

[5] Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com//index.html?aid=14&adid=43

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