The Idiocy of David Ray Griffin
David Ray Griffin attempts to use the McChrystal controversy to focus the attention on what he thinks is important, namely, himself. There is so much wrong with this essay I could go on for hours, but I will just touch on a few points of stupidity.
If the sons and daughters of wealthy and middle-class parents were coming home in boxes, or with permanent injuries or post-traumatic stress syndrome, this war would have surely been stopped long ago.
Uhh, yeah, because nobody in the military is middle-class or anything. Does this idiot realize that John McCain, Sarah Palin and Joe Biden have children in the military?
Although the US government claimed that its military operations in Afghanistan were justified by the need to prevent a second attack, this need, even if real, was clearly not urgent, as shown by the fact that the Pentagon did not launch its invasion until almost a month later.
Bizarrely, after years of claiming that the war in Afghanistan was preplanned, now they are arguing that they took too long. Geez, Dave, maybe it had to something to do with the fact that Afghanistan is a landlocked country 8,000 miles away?
The US war in Afghanistan was not authorized by the UN Security Council in 2001 or at anytime since, so this war began as an illegal war and remains an illegal war today. Our government’s claim to the contrary is false.
Of course what this moron specifically fails to mention is the UN has its own security force in Afghanistan, ISAF, which it authorized in Security Council Resolution 1386. They don't seem to have much of a problem with the US presence.
The public has widely assumed, due to misleading claims,59 that the names of the alleged hijackers were on the flight manifests for the four flights, and also that the autopsy report from the Pentagon contained the names of the hijackers said to have been on American Flight 77. However, the passenger manifests for the four airliners did not contain the names of any of the alleged hijackers and, moreover, they contained no Arab names whatsoever.
Geez, welcome to 2002. Amazingly this whole claim based off of a list of victims on CNN's website manages to get recycled, 9 years later.
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