Monday, September 11, 2006

"New" Revelations Prove White House Lied About Iraq

At least 4 major stories have come out in the last couple of days proving that the White House intentionally lied in repeatedly stating that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction:

• Falsified documents which were meant to show that Iraq's Saddam Hussein regime had been trying to procure yellowcake uranium from Niger can be traced back to Vice President Dick Cheney.

• The number 2 Democrat in the Senate, who was on the Senate intelligence committee, admitted that the Senate intelligence committee knew before the war started that Bush's public statements about Iraqi WMDs were false (if the committee knew, then the White House knew as well).

• The former CIA director, George Tenet, said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted "crap" in its justifications for invading Iraq. Tenet also stated that Cheney and the neoconservatives caused America to invade Iraq without ever holding a serious debate about whether Iraq was a threat. Tenet writes: "There was never a serious debate that I know of within the administration about the imminence of the Iraqi threat."

• The CIA warned the White House that claims about Iraq's nuclear ambitions (using forged documents) were false, and yet the White House made those claims anyway.

When taken in conjunction with previous revelations that "Cheney's office was pulling the strings" on the shop which twisted Iraq intelligence, that Bush planned "regime change" in Iraq before becoming president, that the intelligence and purported facts of Iraq's weapons programs were "fixed around" the pre-set policy of invading Iraq, and the mountain of additional evidence of fraud, even apologists for the current administration cannot claim that the White House made an "innocent" mistake.

This obvious conclusion is further bolstered by the fact that the administration also knowingly lied in falsely linking
Saddam Hussein and 9/11.

These facts are not new: the best alternative news sites have been covering these facts since BEFORE the start of the Iraq war. The only thing that is "new" is a little coverage by the mainstream media, a mere 4 years too late.


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