Perhaps this article will serve as a bit of a wake up call, maybe not. It is amazing to me that there is this persistent insistence on Israel being the sole motivator for the attack and invasion of Iraq. This chanting of – “yeah, what did the US get?” It speaks volumes of not understanding the global aspect of these issues, and not being able to ascertain what role the US has played in this activity.
None of the allies which the US has joined with are having arguments like this, that is because they understand the the US has merely opened the door for the systemic global community – those who dominate, or are known as part of the dominant circle. Without the invasion there would have been no handing out of these contracts to these foreign “alliances.” Mr. Harms is right when he says it is merely the people who are poorer from these invasions – it was launched on their credit card, so to speak. Those in power have never had any trouble spending the peoples money so a privileged few can profit – see history.
Perhaps we will dispense with the centrality of Israel in the middle of everything here view, and understand that there are much stronger currents – but not to dismiss Israel on the global playground. In fact Israel is like any other country clamoring for the attention of the only global superpower (so to speak). However, the US has never been a sole global superpower, but works for the interest of the entire global community to keep its place of preeminence. Think about it, before you respond.