From some of the best writers out there who are decrying the march to war comes a new group blog called No War Blog. Brainchild of Max Sawicky, creator of MaxSpeak, you’ll find a number of leading pundits writing about the war.
Here’s an excerpt of a post by Tom Tomorrow:
It’s also worth noting that Ahmed Chalabi, the “silk-suited, Rolex-wearing” London-based leader of the Iraqi National Congress–and Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle’s puppet-leader-of-choice for a conquered Iraq–is not only busily drawing up plans to parcel out Iraq’s oil to U.S. multinationals, but is also “spinning scenarios about dismantling Saudi Arabia, seizing its oil and collapsing the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).” (The American Prospect has a long article on this guy, and it’s well worth reading.)
It’s nice to imagine that this buildup to war is motivated by nothing other than our concern for the Kurdish people, just like it’s nice to imagine that our little intervention in Afghanistan was about nothing more than our concern for the poor oppressed women of that country–especially given that our stated goals, destroying al Qaeda and capturing Osama bin Laden, were not realized. But in the case of Afghanistan, even if your recollection of recent history is so fundamentally shaky that you are able to accept the revisionist version of events at face value, things aren’t looking so good.
This just became one of my must-reads.