Stan Goff: Open Letter to Robert Gates

Donald Rumsfeld didn’t lose the war. It was never winnable. Not only that, the United States never had any legal or moral right to impose an armed occupation in Iraq. And the fundamental fact that the vast majority of Iraqis do not accept the occupation, and are willing to fight to resist it, cannot be changed by better management.

Here is what we might petition you to do, sir. Take this portfolio as Minister of War and publicly offer to resign it if the order is not given immediately to end the war… begin the prompt and unilateral repatriation of US troops back to the United States.