Part 3: Hostettler: Pentagon Officials Pushed Iraq War To Protect Israel
Former State Rep. John Hostettler (R-8th) said the intelligence presented to him during the lead-up to the Iraq War served its purpose and led him to vote, along with six other Republicans, against entering the conflict.
In the first two parts of WFIU’s series on that vote, Hostettler identified factors that led to war six years ago. Among those factors include what Hostettler views as the Bush Administration’s preoccupation with Saddam Hussein, a national fervor to attack Iraq, and a Congress willing to cede its power to the President. In the third and final part of the series, Hostettler tells Daniel Robison that Jewish-Americans in the Pentagon helped drive the country toward war as a way to remove Hussein, a long-feared enemy of Israel.