President George W. Bush continues to staunchly defend his war against Iraq, in which more than 2,000 Americans and more than 30,000 Iraqis have been killed -- with fatality numbers on both sides still going nowhere but up.
Iraq has become nothing less than a very expensive made-in-America killing field, in which every death -- whether Iraqi, American, or Coalition -- has cost U.S. taxpayers more than 2 million dollars. That's 2 million, per person, totaling 200 billion dollars so far.
Moreover, during 34 months of occupation, the U.S. has not built even one more university, chool, hospital, bridge, factory, or road. Nor have any massive scholarship programs been established at American universities to help educate deserving Iraqi students in engineering, medicine, business,
and other vital infrastructural professions. In the meantime, there is no public accounting to explain where billions of Iraqi oil dollars have been spent, and on whom.
Wars, death, destruction, human misery and loss of personal security are all misfortunes that people of good faith try to avoid or lesson among their fellow humans -- but when these misfortunes become pure evil, it is more often than not in the context of planned aggression, such as the American campaign against Iraq.
For an excellent account of how this aggression came into being, the people who made it possible, and why, I strongly recommend you read Francis A. Boyle's book "Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11."  This expertly-written book even includes a guide to impeaching George W. Bush! In fact, Boyle's book and his testimony against GWB are extraordinary; this is because Boyle comes with credentials unmatched by any of his critics.
He is not only a leading American expert in international law and a human rights activist (a former board member of Amnesty International, 1988-1992); he is also a distinguished professor with volumes of publications to his credit, who teaches international law at the University of Illinois. Boyle holds a Doctor of Laws, as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard. He is definitely not to be dismissed lightly.
"It is now a matter of public record that immediately after being inaugurated as president in January 2001, George Bush, Jr., Vice-President Dick Cheney, Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld, and his pro-Israeli 'Neoconservative' Deputy Paul Wolfowitz began to plot, plan, scheme, and conspire to wage a war of aggression against Iraq," Boyle writes. "Later, they manipulated the tragic events of September 11 in order to provide a pretext for doing so. The fact that Iraq had nothing at all to do with September 11 or supporting Al-Qaeda - as the CIA itself advised - made no difference to Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, their Undersecretary of War Douglas Feith, Undersecretary of State John Bolton, and the numerous other pro-Israeli Neo-Cons inhabiting the Bush, Jr. administration."
Not surprisingly, the mainstream American media did not give Boyle's book anything near the coverage it deserves. But one day, his expert witness testimony, along with others, could be used in a court of law, or by historians, to identify who is/was behind this pure evil. It may take years,
but that day will surely come.
Boyle recalls his student days at the University of Chicago (he earned his A.B. there in 1971) and how Professor Leo Strauss, who taught political philosophy, trained an entire generation of students "to become ruthless and unprincipled Machiavellians."
"Years later, the University of Chicago became the 'brains' behind the Bush Jr. Empire and his Ashcroft police state," Boyle writes. "Attorney General John Ashcroft received his law degree from the U of C in 1967. Many of his lawyers at the Bush Jr. Department of Justice are members of the
right-wing, racist, bigoted, reactionary, and totalitarian Federalist Society (aka 'Feddies'), which originated in part at the U of C. Feddies wrote the USA Patriot Act (USAPA) and the draft for USAPA II, which constitute the blueprint for establishing an American police state."
Boyle continues that, according to Bush, he hired 20 Straussians to occupy key positions in his administration and they "intentionally took offices where they could push American foreign policy in favor of Israel and against its chosen enemies such as Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Palestinians. Most
of the Straussian Neo-Cons in the Bush Jr. administration and elsewhere are Israel-firsters: what is 'good' for Israel is by definition 'good' for the United States - making it questionable sometimes whether even the notion of 'dual loyalties' accurately expresses the extent of diluted loyalty to
true American interests and values."
Boyle's book was published in 2004, and although still timely, it merits a new updated edition in which this most credible author can give more of his expert witness testimony on recent findings that Bush ordered spying on American citizens -- but "only 500 of them," according to the President
of the supposed "Free World."
. "Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11" by Francis A. Boyle