PROOF BUSH FIXED THE FACTS
Bruce Faber -- who will also caution you that the US real estate market is in sad shape, by the way, those of you about to re-refinance your homes -- forwarded this article to me. It confirms that George W. Bush intended to invade Iraq no matter what, and that the facts were whipped up to (as Jean-Luc Picard would have said) "make it so."
The author, Ray McGovern served 27 years as a CIA analyst and is now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. He works for Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour.
Here is the opening from the website TomPaine.commonsense:
"Intelligence and facts are being fixed around the policy."
Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would see those words in black and white—and beneath a SECRET stamp, no less. For three years now, we in Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) have been saying that the CIA and its British counterpart, MI-6, were ordered by their countries' leaders to "fix facts" to "justify" an unprovoked war on Iraq. More often than not, we have been greeted with stares of incredulity.
My objection to the invasion of Iraq is longstanding. Most cynically I had viewed it as Bush's attempt to keep us from noticing that he was losing the War on Terror. But to come to grips with the likelihood that he had a secret agenda is amazing.
Faber, in his comments in the forwarded email, asks, "It was treason. It should be dealt with as such. Can somebody please explain to me why we have to keep pretending that this did not happen?"
Unfortunately, we all know the answer. Major corporations own all of the news media, and they're all pumping money into the GOP (when they're not distracting us with smoke and mirrors and runaway brides and Michael Jackson's trial).
And, despite my view, I have to be fair and mention this: Prior to World War II, Franklin Roosevelt was of the belief that the US desperately needed to be involved, but most Americans wanted nothing to do with another foreign war. Roosevelt was even forced to promise "again and again and again" that he would not send American soldiers to fight in Europe.
So... if Roosevelt was right, is it possible that Bush is?
And if so... what about the upcoming North Korean nuclear test? I have to ask, living downwind and all...