Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Bush Lied, What Are You Going To Do About It?

Bush Lied, Now You Know What Are you Going To Do About It?

“Nobody wants to go to war. We trust our leaders to shed blood in our name only when absolutely necessary. Two years after the start of the Iraq War, on March 20, 2003, Americans are just learning that our government was dead set on taking our nation to war, even while it claimed to be pursuing diplomacy. The Downing Street Memo, recently leaked, reveals that President George W. Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in summer 2002 and—determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policies—"fixed" the intelligence and facts relevent to WMD. What has come to be known as the Downing Street "Memo" is actually a document containing meeting minutes transcribed during the British Prime Minister's meeting on July 23, 2002. This meeting was held a full 8 months PRIOR to the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003. The Times of London printed the text of this document on Sunday, May 1, 2005. When asked about the document's validity, "British officials did not dispute the document's authenticity." The contents of the memo are shocking. The minutes detail how our government did not believe Iraq was a greater threat than other nations; how intelligence was manipulated to sell the case for war to the American public; and how all the talk of "war as a last resort" was mere hollow pretense. Regardless of politics, all Americans should ask themselves: Was I misled? Did President Bush tell me the truth when he said he would not take us to war unless absolutely necessary?” - www.downingstreetmemo.com

The cat as they say is out of the bag, what many have known or suspected for over two years has been verified by an article recently published in the London Times claiming the Bush administration fixed the facts to bolster its intent to go to war to oust Saddam Hussein. The newspaper published a secret internal memo dated July 23, 2002 to the British Prime Minister and copied to the Defense Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Attorney General, Sir Richard Wilson, John Scarlett, Francis Richards, CDS, C, Jonathan Powell, Sally Morgan, and Alastair Campbell. In it, the whole scheme of Bush wanting to invade Iraq and execute regime change is laid out eight full months before the US and Britain invaded. However the most damning points in the memo reveal the Bush administration was indeed cooking the intelligence books, jacking up the threat level and rationales for war; more importantly the memo states, “C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The NSC had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.” Note the part about there being little discussion of the aftermath of military action! This is why there is no clear and detailed exit strategy; they don’t plan leaving Iraq any time soon! So not only did Bush and Co lie about the how and why they invaded Iraq, the warmongers gave no thought to post invasion issues and planning. This memo published in the London Times on May 1, 2005 has been seen all over the world but here in the good ol’ US of A the corporate owned media has suppressed and downplayed the piece. What’s up with that? Why aren’t the cable channels and major networks hounding and dogging Bush to explain this? Keep in mind there have been no denials from the Blair government and several “unnamed sources” in the US have verified the memo is accurate.

Do you realize what this means? The president of the United States of AmeriKKKa and his closest cabinet officials all knowingly and deliberately lied to get this country to invade a nation that was not a military threat to the US or its immediate neighbors (although Saddam Hussein’s shift to the Euro as his oil exchange currency posed a serious economic threat to the US) that had nothing to do with 9-11 or Osama bin- Laden. This is an impeachable offense! How is it the same NeoCon and the religious right cabal that wailed and howled about William Jefferson Clinton’s immoral behavior (and it was) remains so silent about the covetousness, massive loss of life and disgrace Bush and Co have wrought on this country?! There is something morally rehensible about that. More and more AmeriKKKans are realizing and admitting to themselves and the public opinion pollsters Bush and Co lied to them about the reasons for the Iraq invasion. Perhaps they originally felt the invasion would result in plentiful and cheap oil? Maybe that's why they remained silent as no WMD were found in Iraq? Alas the AmeriKKKan treasury is being sapped and looted based upon Bush’s lies. The US is facing record federal deficits yet all requests for war funds get approved by a supine Congress while vital social services are being cut!? Over 1,600 US military personnel have been killed in Iraq and thousands have been maimed and emotionally traumatized beyond repair. The US is seen around the world as a rogue nation, a bully and a ravaging wolf. Thousands of innocent Iraqis have been killed and injured, cities have been leveled and destroyed, where is the hue and cry for justice for them or the demand Bush and the Nazi NeoConmen be tried as war criminals? Could it be AmeriKKKa has become a New Jack Nazi Germany or Boer South Africa in its depravity and madness? So called progressives wring their hands and peck away at their keyboards but little is being done to systemically derail the fascism that is taking AmeriKKKa over an abyss into total psychopathy and depravity. We should expect nothing less from men and women who join organizations like Skull and Bones or engage in devil worship and Satanic practices at their retreats in Bohemian Grove but what of the regular folks? What about Joe and Jane Sixpack? Why aren’t the bowling league dads and soccer moms up in arms about the carnage and killing on both sides? Does this mean the AmeriKKKan legacy of genocide, rapine; dehumanization and oppression is still alive and well!

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