US General: Iraq A ‘Nightmare’

Gen. Sanchez, torturer
Lt General Ricardo Sanchez, a fan of torturing innocent civilians

A former US military chief in Iraq has condemned the current strategy in the conflict, which he warned was “a nightmare with no end in sight”.

Retired Lt Gen Ricardo Sanchez also labelled US political leaders as “incompetent” and “corrupted”.

He said they would have faced courts martial for dereliction of duty had they been in the military.

The best the US could manage under the current approach in Iraq was to “stave off defeat”, Gen Sanchez warned.

“There is no question that America is living a nightmare with no end in sight,” he said, addressing journalists at Arlington, near Washington.
(Source: BBC News)

Personally, I wouldn’t trust anything that Sanchez, who ordered the torture of prisoners, says.

However, even if the above is a another pack of lies, for Sanchez to be breaking ranks like this and openly criticising his former masters is a significant development.

Of course, he most probably isn’t lying: Iraq is a hellhole now, thanks to the brutal illegal invasion and subsequent occupation. It’s clear that all the US was concerned about was securing the oil fields. The people of Iraq were inconveniences at best, target practice at worst.

Sanchez, devil that he is, may actually be telling the truth this time.

If someone this high up in the American military can be so damning about the US occupation, why can’t any of our politicians mutter even one word of criticism?