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Shadow of Pentagon on CIA
By Tanveer Jafri
Contributing Writer

US President George W. Bush

A fter facing criticism from the world over regarding Iraq war, now American President George W Bush & his confiding associate British Prime Minister Tony Blair have started feeling that it was a mistake to thrust war on Iraq. These leaders who were saying that American allies attack on Iraq was a right step, have now began to feel that it had been their blunder to attack Iraq. Bush administration in America, previously might have compared this action of attacking Iraq with that of American attack on Afghanistan, has now began to feel that all its pre-assumptions regarding Iraq have proved wrong. Just after the Iraq war, the analysts had started saying that more likely Iraq may prove the other Vietnam for America. At that time, those who favoured Bush condemned it by saying that Iraq can't be compared with Vietnam. But with reference to Iraq, inside & outside of America, the circumstances that Bush administration has to feel, it seems that Iraq mayn't be comparable to Vietnam but it is becoming more complicated than Vietnam.

For example, the upheaval being seen in the most credulous intelligence organization of America administration CIA had never been seen in history. Recently, in the first week of May, CIA former chief Porter Goss resigned in a very mystic way. Goss also said that his resignation will remain a mystery forever. It is known that Goss's resignation was at the time, when bush administration was facing worldwide criticism from American Intelligence Agencies for American attack on Iraq. A big faction of the world, which was saying that American attack on Iraq was wrong & illegal, is also associating the decision of war on Iraq with the wrong & incomplete information gathered by CIA. In the meantime, American senate verified the appointment of General Hayden as chief of CIA. There were 78 votes in favour of General Hayden & 15 didn't favour him. General Hayden, who had been as a general in American army is the first former high level military officer during last 25 years who has been appointed as CIA chief. Although General Hayden has clarified that he will keep himself & Pentagon separated from CIA but a faction of critics from America is criticizing to handover the reins of CIA in the hands of a man who is from army. At the same time George Bush has welcomed General Hayden as chief of CIA & its approval from senate. George Bush said that America needs its better intelligence services for war against terrorism & it will be so under the leadership of General Hayden.

Bush administration mayn't accept it openly about such a big upheaval in the higher level of CIA & that too at the time when service tenure of CIA chief Porter Goss isn't complete & circumstance in Iraq doesn't allow that the chief of the most credulous intelligence agency is asked for resignation. Along with it, General Hayden who had been associated with Pentagon, takes over the charge of CIA, proves that neither the work of CIA for the last four years was satisfactory & trustworthy nor the circumstances in Iraq seem to be normal nor American public is satisfied with the steps taken by Bush administration in Iraq war.

Now, there is deployment of one lac 32 thousand American & 8000 British soldiers in Iraq. Ground level circumstances in Iraq are going from bad to worse. But American administration is trying to make its public understand that in spite of many difficulties that American army has to face in Iraq, everything is going to be right at the earliest. In the last days, British Prime Minister Tony Blair who was on a visit to America, American President George Bush and British Prime Minister Blair jointly addressed a press conference. Although these two leaders publicly confessed the mistakes in Iraq war yet they didn't miss to tell their people to be optimist for the future. Blair said that by the end of the year 2007 i.e. within next 18 months. Iraqi army, under the leadership of new Iraqi Prime Minister Jawwad Al Maliki, will be able to control Iraq completely. He said that popular government of Iraq wants that allies' armies should remain in Iraq till the time, peace isn't established in Iraq. The world community which was not in favour of war by Bush & Blair the same world community was being said that it is the duty of ours & world community to support new Iraqi government. In this press conference George Bush said that they wanted their soldiers to come back from Iraq but they had to fulfill their aim yet.

The present atmosphere of anarchy & violence in Iraq has got on the nerves of George Bush. Because of these difficulties George Bush can be seen, off & on, accepting his mistake of Iraq war, although not openly. His this confession mayn't seem heavy on the decision of thrusting war on Iraq & his critics opposing him because of war, so he gives his statement keeping all this in mind. For example, George Bush was justifying his, three years ago, attack on Iraq, as now there is an elected new constitutional government in Baghdad. They talk about the return of American army from Iraq but avoid fixing time of that return. About the return of army, he says only this that after the complete training of Iraqi army & after its complete control over Iraq, return of American allies' army will be ascertained.

In one of the series of confessing his mistakes, George Bush admitted that misbehaviour by American army with the prisoners in Abu Gareb Jail was a blunder & we are paying for such incidents for a long time. Undoubtedly, historians aren't failing to write George Bush as the most unsuccessful president in history. Now Bush or Blair may accept their mistakes or try to hide them, but it is too late. Now CIA may be painted in the color of Pentagon or George Bush may present himself the highest level leader of the world, but critics in America have started to write that plants planted by Bush will bear thorns for the coming generation of America. All this will be harmful in future for American climate, atmosphere & people of America. Now George Bush has to decide that instead his twice being elected as a president of the most powerful country of the world these criticisms by critics of America show him as a successful leader or worst & unsuccessful president of American history.

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Mr. Tanveer Jafri, who serves as contributing writer for The Seoul Times, is a noted columnist in India. He writes in a variety of issues including world peace, anti-terrorism, and national & international politics for numerous news dailies and portals in India. As a devoted social activist he is a member of Haryana Sahitya Academy & Haryana Urdu Academy.






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