Tuesday, July 12, 2011

US Secretary of Enduring Bullshit

As reported in The New York Times, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta can't keep his cover stories straight.

Panetta employed the Bush administration deception when he told US troops on 11 July 2011 in Iraq that US forces were there because of 9/11. US intelligence reports have stated quite clearly that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Panetta later attempted to correct the remark, saying, "We really had to deal with al-Qaeda here." It has been established (and was known by the Bush regime at the time) that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq until the US invaded. Saddam Hussein had kept radical Islamics down and out.

NATO self-terminating

July 11 (Reuters) - New U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday that some NATO allies operating in Libya could see their forces "exhausted" within 90 days.

This could explain why Russia and China did not veto the UN Resolution 1973 authorizing NATO to bomb Libya: every munition expended by NATO against Libya makes Russia and China stronger relative to the North Atlantic Terror Organization.