Department of Rumsfeld

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Last week, Donald Rumsfeld made some surprise visits to the middle east, to Azerbaijan on Tuesday April 12, after a visit in Iraq on Monday the 11th when the BBC reported:

The US is worried that officers from the security forces who served under Saddam Hussein may be dismissed...

This would seem to indicate a hidden meaning to Rumsfeld's call to achieve democracy and block the insurgency: the insurgency is opposed to the forces that have assasinated most of Moqtada Al-Sadr's nuclear family, when he began to present himself as a rival to the Hussein government.

Powerful interests in the US who have backed the current war in Iraq also have a long term investment in a carefully cultivated relationship with Saddam Hussein

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