Easter Holiday Break

The Easter holiday celebration took up a lot more of my Sunday afternoon than I had planned, and so there’s no column today: sorry about that. I do, however, have a new column at Taki’s Top Drawer that I think you’ll like, so please check it out.

I’m also going to be on Antiwar.com Radio this morning, talking with Scott Horton, so you might want to tune into that when Scott posts the link sometime on Monday afternoon.

And just a reminder: today is the fourth anniversary of the "fall" of Baghdad, when the War Party was riding high in the saddle and the Iraqi masses were supposedly rising up "spontaneously" to topple the statue of Saddam Hussein in the city’s central square. It was a photo-op that was seen ’round the world – and, as Ivan Eland reported at the time, a completely staged and utterly phony event. This crude deception, which so many fell for, is a metaphor for the disastrous course of this war. We were lied into invading Iraq based on faked "evidence" of Iraqi "weapons of mass destruction" and "terrorist" ties, and then we were lied to again, by the War Party’s amen corner, in order to make it look like their prophecies of "success" were being fulfilled. It was all a farce, of course, and a cruel one at that – especially insofar as the Iraqi people were concerned. Now the whole thing is coming apart at the seams, yet politicians of both parties reject withdrawal in favor of sinking, slowly, into a quagmire of our own making.

I hope everyone had a happy Easter. I’ll be back on Wednesday.

Author: Justin Raimondo

Justin Raimondo passed away on June 27, 2019. He was the co-founder and editorial director of Antiwar.com, and was a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute. He was a contributing editor at The American Conservative, and wrote a monthly column for Chronicles. He was the author of Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement [Center for Libertarian Studies, 1993; Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2000], and An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard [Prometheus Books, 2000].