Saturday, October 29, 2005

2011 Dead; White House Dead Wrong

Last night I watched a rerun of “CNN Presents: Dead Wrong”, which originally aired on August 21, 2005. And there they all were, the a priori White House cast of characters lying their heads off to justify a preemptive strike in Iraq: Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney. As of October 27th 2,011 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq because Powell, Rice and Cheney lied. And their lies worked. Questions were not asked, investigations were not mounted, and demands for corroboration were not made. To our eternal discredit, Congress blindly voted in favor of authorizing President Bush to attack Iraq if Saddam Hussein refused to give up his WMD’s. Even though Congress never passed a formal declaration of war, the US attacked Iraq on March 19, 2003 because a group of insane warmongering neocons decided in 1997 to institute a plan of US global aggression. It was a perfect program to watch on the night Scooter Libby had been indicted. Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Scooter Libby, Project for the New American Century signer Scooter Libby, White House Iraq Group member Scooter Libby. This promoter of the US as a global aggressor, Scooter Libby, was charged with five crimes by Patrick Fitzgerald’s grand jury. Eventually, we will find out if Fitzgerald will indict Karl Rove and whether a broadened investigation into malfeasance in the White House will lead to Vice President Richard Cheney’s downfall and the total destruction of the Bush administration. But until that day, the tag line on the New York Times editorial this morning (The Case Against Scooter Libby) is the point we must never forget: “,,,as absorbing as this criminal investigation has been, the big point Americans need to keep in mind is this: There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

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