Within his very famous-controversial book
“Hegemony or Survival”
Chomsky hasquoted from one of the Americancolumnists Patrick Tyler. Tyler wrote
still be two superpowers on the planet: the United States(US)meaning state power
and world public opinion.”
New York Times
at 17 of February2003, one year afterGeorge W. Bushthrough hisAmericanpresidentspeechgave a labeledfor
Iraq as a member of “Axis of Evil” along with North Korea
Afterwards,the USvice president, Dick Ceney announcedthat Iraqi leaderSaddam Hussein was seeking weapons of mass destruction(WMD)to dominate theMiddle East and threaten U.S. oil supplies.
The statement of Tylerhasreflectedtwo things which are related withIraq-USrelations, especially when we focus onthe 2003USinvasionof Iraq. They are:howUS used its position asa superpowercountry to judge any country, andhow UScreated the public opinion through
their enactment “Iraq Liberation Day
The USinvasion of Iraqon 20 March 2003was startedasUShasreasons for the invasion,wereto disarmIraqofWMD, to endSaddam Hussein'ssupport for terrorism, and tofree the Iraqi people.
As Bush warned “
Saddam Hussein could resume his ambitionsof conquest in the Middle East and create deadly havoc in the regionwith nucleararms and biological weapons
Noam Chomsky (2003).
Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance
.New York: Metropolitan Book. p. 4.
Before Bush, one of the very famous American President Ronald Reagan did the same thing,
a very interest political action to labeled Uni Soviet as “the Evil Empire.”
Vice President Speaks at VFW 103d National Convention,” August 26, 2002; and “VicePresident Honors Veterans of Korean War,” August 29, 2002. Available on the White Ho
use web site
at [http://www.whitehouse.gov] under “News.”