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Amerika’s “Third Crusade” In Iraq Is Having Trouble …




Back in the early 2004, comedian Dave Chappelle produced a masterpiece entitled “Black Bush” – a comedic mockumentary of the events leading up to (and immediately following) the United States’ “second crusade” in Iraq, led by former president George W. Bush.

We’ve written about this sketch before, but in case you’ve never seen it for yourself CLICK HERE.

You won’t regret it …

“Despite its coarseness, ‘Black Bush’ remains as compelling an indictment of America’s military industrial complex (and interventionist foreign policy) as we’ve seen … a timeless rebuke of politicians like Bush, U.S. Sen. John McCain, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Carolina’s own Lindsey Graham,” we wrote of Chappelle’s skit.

Anyway, now that Amerika’s “third crusade” in Iraq is ramping up, we thought it was worth revisiting the “Black Bush” sketch – especially the reference it makes to the region being “ripe for regime change.”

That’s exactly what U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) said this week in reference to the administration of Iraqi prime minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki – a U.S.-supported puppet who was hand-picked by the CIA to lead the country due to his opposition to Iran.

You remember Iran, right?

That’s the country U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wanted to invade last summer – a country he recently said was planning to bomb Charleston harbor in the event the United States didn’t invade Syria.

Now they’re our allies or something … sort of like al-Qaeda (who we were supporting in Syria) is now our enemy in Iraq.

Ah yes, the fickle American war gods. They’re like dementia sufferers … except with a limitless expense account and absolutely no accountability.

Anyway, back to the “ripe for regime change” theme …

“The Maliki government, candidly, has got to go if you want any reconciliation,” Feinstein said of the situation in Iraq.

Her sentiment was echoed by U.S. President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney.

“There’s no question that not enough has been done by the government, including the prime minister, to govern inclusively, and that that has contributed to the situation and the crisis that we have today in Iraq,” Carney said.

Not to be outdone, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry added that “if there is a clear successor, if the results of the election are respected, if people come together with the cohesiveness necessary to build a legitimate government that puts the reforms in place that people want, that might wind up being very salutatory.”

Amazing …

There’s a simple message here: Be Amerika’s puppet, or else.

Amerika’s foreign policy meddling and military interventionism in Iraq (and the rest of the Middle East) has been a colossal, categorical and costly failure.  How much money has gone down the drain?  An estimated $4-6 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan alone when it’s all said and done, according to a recent Harvard study.

And let’s not forget the thousands of body bags sent home over the course of the last decade-and-a-half … or the tens of thousands permanently disfigured or suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

And for what?

So that Lindsey Graham and politicians like him can campaign saying they “have the military’s back?”

“More like a knife in the back,” says Thomas Ravenel, a likely independent U.S. Senate candidate from South Carolina who has been especially critical of Amerika’s failed military interventionism.