Monday, March 27, 2006

How to Start a War

I don’t even know what to say. This leaked British government memo about the period leading up to the invasion of Iraq is pretty damning.
The memo also shows that the president [Bush] and the prime minister [Blair]acknowledged that no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Mr. Bush talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a proposal to paint a United States surveillance plane in the colors of the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire, or assassinating Mr. Hussein.
That’s pretty clear evidence the president had every intention of lying his way into war. That is, lying to you and me about a matter of extreme national and international significance. In the end, he stuck to the WMD lie but this memo indicates he was willing to go even higher levels of deception. This man should not be in the White House or near any federal facility other than a penitentiary.

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