Signalé Par Dominique Vidal
Court extrait d’une interview télévisée du général Westley Clark sur la décision de l’administration Bush d’attaquer l’Irak.
Voici le lien et la transcription réalisée par l’assistant d’Avi, Max Thompson:
Transcript Gen. Wesley Clark from the LRC Blog.
transcribed 18 July 2011 by Max Thompson
About 10 days after 9/11 I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the joint staff who used to work for me and one of the generals called me in and he said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second”
I said, “well you’re too busy.”
He said “No, no”, look he says, “we’ve made the decision. We’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September.
I said, “we’re going to war with Iraq, why?”
He said, “I don’t know.” [audience laughs]
He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.”
So I say, “well did they find some information connecting Saddam to Al Qaeda?”
And he said “No, no,” he says, “there’s nothing new that way. They’ve just made the decision to go to war with Iraq”. He said, “I guess it’s like…we don’t know what to do about terrorists but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments”. And he said “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”
So, I came back to see him a few weeks later. And by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan, I said “ are we still going to war in Iraq?”
He said “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He said, he reached over on his desk and picked up a piece of paper, he said “I just”, he said “I just got this down from upstairs”, Meaning the Secretary of defence’s Office, “today.” And he said “this is a memo describes how we’re gonna take out 7 countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran”.
The truth is about the Middle East is has there been no oil there it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa, the problem is the opposite. We keep asking for people to intervene and stop it. And there’s, there’s no question that the presence of petroleum throughout the region has sparked great power involvement. Whether that was the specific motivation for the coup or not I can’t tell you, but, but, there was definitely there has always been this attitude that somehow we could intervene and use force in the region.
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