Martin Chulov, writing for guardian.co.uk today, quotes imprisoned Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former deputy prime minister, in his first interview since the fall of Baghdad --
"Bush and Blair lied intentionally (about Iraq's weapons program). They were both pro-Zionist. They wanted to destroy Iraq for the sake of Israel, not for the sake of the US and Britain."
Jeremiah the hebrew prophet wrote that the destruction of the land of Babylon -- modern-day Iraq -- would come as a vengeance for Israel: "The inhabitant of Zion will say, 'May my blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea,' Jerusalem will say. Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I am going to plead your case and exact full vengeance for you,... and Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants'... Indeed, Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, as also for Babylon the slain of all the earth have fallen," (Jer 51:35-37, 49).
Aziz also had harsh words for current US President Barack Hussein Obama -- "Obama is a hypocrite. He is leaving Iraq to the wolves." He said America and Britain "killed our country in many ways." In his first interview in seven years, Aziz said the United States would cause the death of Iraq if it continued to withdraw its combat forces.
But Jeremiah predicted just such an abandonment by the occupying reconstructionists -- "Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail over her! Bring balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed. 'We applied healing to Babylon, but she was not healed; forsake her and let us each go to his own country, for her judgment has reached to heaven and towers to the very skies,'" (Jer 51:8-9).