The Independent, 14 May 2011
The Independent, 13 May 2011
source: Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government, 24 September 2002
Still think Iraq or Saddam Hussain had anything to do with 9/11?
Still think George Bush Jr. is an idiot?
Well the listen as George Bush Jr, Dick Cheney, John Edwards, and Donald Rumsfeld tell you in their own words that Iraq is innocent.
And watch as George W. Bush morphs from a formidable orator and debater, to an Academy Award deserving buffoon in just 4 years time.
Still think Bush is an idiot? Well then my friend, it is you who have been made the fool...
Crazy: Some in CIA wanted to create fake Saddam Hussein sex video, report asserts
By Raw Story
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 -- 9:47 am
A little-noticed blog post by a veteran intelligence reporter averred Tuesday that the CIA's Iraq Operations Group weighed a plan prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion that sought to discredit Saddam Hussein by portraying him as gay.
According to Jeff Stein, a longtime intelligence reporter who first revealed that FBI officials had eavesdropped on a sitting Democratic congresswoman, the CIA's Iraq Operations Group considered creating a video that would the then-Iraqi leader having intercourse with a teenage boy.
“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” a former CIA official purportedly told Stein. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.”
The CIA would have then “flood[ed] Iraq with the videos,” the official added.
It would have been right to remove Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein even without evidence he had weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Tony Blair has said.
The former prime minister said it was the "notion" of Saddam as a threat to the region which tilted him in favour of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
also see these by George Washington:
5 Reasons that Corporate Media Coverage is Pro-War
A Cheaper and More Effective Military Strategy for Afghanistan
What Empires Have Said Throughout History: "One More Surge"
Little Known Facts About Afghanistan and Bin Laden - George Washington
Evidence which has come out over the last couple of years makes it clear that top Bush administration officials knew that Saddam didn't have weapons of mass destruction and knew that Saddam had no connection with 9/11.
It is now reasonably obvious that the Bush administration was looking for an excuse to oust Saddam, and - in the words of the Downing Street Memo - “the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy”.
One of my favorite talks was given by Dr. Michael Parenti entitled, "Terrorism, Globalization, and Conspiracy." In it, he says, "he (Saddam Hussein) didn't have links to that guy (Osama Bin Laden). The Bush family has more links to the Bin Laden family." I laugh every time I hear it, but in actuality, it's very sad. Thanks to www.historycommons.org
1988: Bin Ladens Bail Out George W. Bush?
When I testified last year before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about Bush interrogation policies, Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz) stated that former CIA Director Michael Hayden had confirmed that the Bush administration only waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Abu Zabaydah, and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashirit for one minute each. I told Franks that I didn’t believe that. Sure enough, one of the newly released torture memos reveals that Mohammed was waterboarded 183 times and Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times. One of Stephen Bradbury’s 2005 memos asserted that “enhanced techniques” on Zubaydah yielded the identification of Mohammed and an alleged radioactive bomb plot by Jose Padilla. But FBI supervisory special agent Ali Soufan, who interrogated Zubaydah from March to June 2002, wrote in the New York Times that Zubaydah produced that information under traditional interrogation methods, before the harsh techniques were ever used.
By Jason Leopold
August 21, 2008
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has asked current and former White House aides and ex-CIA officials to respond to questions about an alleged scheme to create a bogus letter in late 2003 linking Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda.
Is it any wonder when you have the President and Vice President going around the country talking about the "terrorists that attacked us on 9/11" are the same people we're fighting in Iraq now, and the fact that the media is morphing insurgents into Al-Qaeda? - Jon
Hey Bill, How Many Fox Viewers Think Saddam Had Something to do With 9/11? - huffingtonpost.com
Yesterday, Bill O'Reilly was in a lather over a Rasmussen Poll that found 22% of American voters (35% of Democrats) who believe President Bush knew about 9/11 before it happened.
It was "madness," I tellya. "Madness," declared the no-spinster. How could this have happened? It could only be one thing. Well, actually a couple things that are behind pretty much anything Bill finds an opposing point of view....
THE EVIL DEMAGOGUES OF THE FAR LEFT
....or who Bill knows as George Soros, the bastard who funded dissidents fighting to end communist rule in the Soviet Union. It is Soros, says Bill, who funds the hateful, smear-sites, which Bill knows as Mediamatters.org - the "notorious" media oversight website which provides unedited transcripts and sound of many of Bill's comments for free. Free and unedited, y'hear! How damn un-American can you get?!
Medina-Gazette - Mar 20 12:04 AM
Iraq war anniversary misses 9/11 focus
It's the fourth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. It also feels like the anniversary of the end of our national focus on bringing the architect of 9/11 to justice.
Just a quick tour of the numbers, to help us get our bearings.
According to the Pentagon, there are about 27,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan — the highest number since the October 2001 invasion. They are part of a NATO-led force of around 50,000. According to the Department of Defense, there have been 369 American service personnel killed in Afghanistan, as well as 676 who were wounded and unable to return to action.
In Iraq, there are upwards of 142,000 U.S. troops. The Associated Press puts the current number killed at 3,217. Those wounded and unable to go back: 10,685, according to the DOD.