Matt Everett

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and 9/11: A Scandal Beyond What Has Been Seen Before

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Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and 9/11: A Scandal Beyond What Has Been Seen Before

by Matt Everett
The Journal of Psychohistory, Winter 2005, 32 (3): 202-238

"If what I say is right, the whole US government should end up behind bars."
- Andreas von Bülow, former German governmment minister, author of "Die CIA und der 11. September."

At the beginning of the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld promised: “What will follow will not be a repeat of any other conflict. It will be of a force and scope and scale that has been beyond what has been seen before.” The invasion that ensued was, like all wars, destructive and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. Yet Baghdad fell in a mere three weeks and just six weeks after the invasion commenced, President Bush announced: “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.” Despite the death and destruction, it was hardly a war of a ‘force,’ ‘scope’ and ‘scale’ beyond what had been seen before.