19:21 GMT +317 July 2019
Listen Live
    Cartoons

    Rinse and Repeat?

    Cartoons
    Get short URL
    2241

    Monday marked the 15-year anniversary of then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s anthrax-aided presentation to the United Nations Security Council, asserting military action as the only option against Iraq.

    Rinse and Repeat?

    For his 2003 UN case for the invasion of Iraq, Powell notably brought a vial to represent the "less than a teaspoon" of anthrax responsible for shutting down the US Senate in 2001 and compare the amount to the 25,000 liters Iraq allegedly could have acquired.

    With the anniversary of Powell's speech coupled with increased tensions between the US and Iran, many are starting to draw parallels in Washington's approach to war.

    In particular, many critics have cited the potential for history to repeat itself with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's December presentation of missile fragments as "undeniable [physical] evidence" of Iran providing arms to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

    Related:

    Nikki Haley Talks Tough at the United Nations
    Email Leak Reveals Colin Powell None Too Pleased With Either Trump or Clinton
    Clinton Says Advised by Colin Powell to Use Private Email Server For Business
    At Least 25 Houthi Rebels Killed in Clashes With Gov't Troops in Yemen – Reports
    Clipped Wings: Houthi Rebels Reportedly Down Saudi Recon Drone in Yemen
    Tags:
    war, anthrax, Iraq War, United Nations, United Nations Security Council, Nikki Haley, Colin Powell, Iran, Iraq, United States, Yemen
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik

    More cartoons

    • No Fun in Area 51
      Last update: 01:11 17.07.2019
      01:11 17.07.2019

      No Fun in Area 51

      Edwards Air Force Base, more commonly known as Area 51, has been the subject of countless conspiracy theories for decades, but a recent surge of social media memes and a Facebook event with a large RSVP list have put the United States Air Force on high alert for people who want to “see them aliens.”

    • Pedophiles, Plea Deals and Pink Slips
      Last update: 22:06 12.07.2019
      22:06 12.07.2019

      Pedophiles, Plea Deals and Pink Slips

      On Friday, US President Donald Trump announced to White House reporters that Labor Secretary Rene Alexander Acosta would be stepping down of his own accord, just two days after Acosta held a press conference defending his 2007 plea deal given to convicted sex offender and billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.

    • Free Speech & Tweets
      Last update: 01:42 10.07.2019
      01:42 10.07.2019

      Free Speech & Tweets

      On Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that since assuming office, US President Donald Trump has been violating the US Constitution’s First Amendment by choosing to block certain Americans from viewing his timeline, despite the account in question being his personal handle rather than “@POTUS.”

    • Military Dependence Day
      Last update: 22:19 03.07.2019
      22:19 03.07.2019

      Military Dependence Day

      US President Donald Trump claims this year’s July 4 celebration on the National Mall will be the “show of a lifetime,” featuring a series of musical performances, military flyovers and a public address from 45 himself. However, Trump’s scheduled displays may not be the only prominent gatherings in Washington, DC.