All war all the time

All war all the time

Wesley Clark says US plans call for invading seven countries

From reader Theologicus

The U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq was “a perfect example” of military domination while failing to achieve victory, retired general and Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark wrote in a new book.

Clark, who joined the 2004 race last week, also said he learned in November 2001 that the Bush administration’s plan for invading Iraq and ousting President Saddam Hussein had been part of a broader five-year military campaign in seven countries that Washington accused of supporting terrorism.

Clark wrote that a senior military officer told him on a visit to the Pentagon in November 2001 that the U.S. was planning to go against Iraq but there was more to it. After Iraq, the plan called for targeting Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.