Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Lies That Got America Bogged Down In Iraq & Vietnam

U.S. soldiers have launched a new giant offensive in Western Iraq. It was only a few days ago that another big military offensive right near the Syrian border was staged. Instead of this situation improving in Iraq, major combat operations like this are increasing in frequency. This is a war without end, a situation very similar to Vietnam, where no end is anywhere in sight. Where human suffering in Iraq worsens. Instead of making this country better, America has actually made life worse for many Iraqis.

And instead of relying on true "intelligence", Ahmed Chalabi, who was convicted of the worst bank fraud scheme in the history of Jordan was almost solely relied on for reports on the Iraqi WMDs which beyond an old mustard gas shell and an exploded sarin shell, have been proven to simply not exist. In fact during the 1962 Cubian missile crisis, intelligence was very good by comparison. There were real documented photos of real missile sites, that would contain real nuclear warheads to be stationed just 90 miles from American shores. America had real spy plane photos to display to the U.N. that a threat on our doorstep was real and genuine. By comparison, the call to war in Iraq was fueled by hysteria and outright lies solely to profit military contractors in a hyped war, that was expected to be an easy victory and an opportunity to use a large quantity of $1 million dollar cruise missiles and other high priced weapons to create a financial windfall for the corporations that bought George Bush into office.

Here are some of the worst lies Bush knowingly promoted to create this endless cycle of war and suffering in Iraq:

"Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities to make more of those weapons"----Bush radio address from October 5, 2002

"The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting it's nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group he calls his "nuclear mujahideen"-his nuclear holy warriors. Satellite photographs reveal that iraq is rebuilding facilities at sites that have been part of it's nuclear program in the past. Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons"----Bush Cincinnati, Ohio speech from October 7, 2002

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime contibues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised"----Bush address to the nation from March 17, 2003

"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons"----Bush United Nations address from September 12, 2002

"We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have"----Bush radio address from October 5, 2002

"We've also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned vehicles aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We're concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using UAVs for missions targeting the United States"----Bush Cincinnati, Ohio speech from October 7, 2002

"We know that the Iraqi regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas"-----Bush Cincinnati, Ohio speech from October 7, 2002

"The Iraqi regime.....possessses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons"----Bush Cininnati, Ohio speech from October 7, 2002

The real truth is that unlike the real intelligence involving spy planes, satellites or other viable means of documenting weapons, instead the Bush Administration hyped very unreliable information from Ahmed Chalabli and information from members of the Bush Administration formerly connected to the neoconservative and military contractor funded PNAC(Project For The New American Century) whose sole purpose was to sell arms to the U.S. government by making it seem like a threat to the U.S. oil supply in the MidEast was somehow involved. Rumsfeld, Cheney, Jeb Bush, Wolfowitz and John Bolton were all members of this defense contractor funded military contractor peusdolobby disguised as a "think tank". Bush apparently didn't believe their hype to support war to be hysterical enough to get the American public behind a war with Iraq, so personally carried things a few steps farther by making up a series of outright lies about a looming threat to America if the U.S. did not attack to prevent a crisis right away. And when the only evidence of two old shells dated back to the 20 year old Iran-Iraq war were the only evidence recovered, then the nonsense about "bad intelligence" was made up to cover up for the lies and grossly outrageous statements made to hoodwink America to enter this worthless war. The fact is that America has in all recent times has been very accurate regarding the actual military threat posed by rival powers, the old Soviet Union, China, North Korea as well as many other nations. In fact arm limitations have been based on these accurate weapons intelligence information. The intelligence community is not that wrong and faulty. They were simply blamed because George Bush is not man enough to admit he's a terrible bald faced liar. The fact is, Bush simply deliberately misled the country. Bush simply lied to America to involve this country in Iraq. Yet for some reason has not so far faced impeachment for this high evil.

Bush likes to use every opportunity to remind America of his so-called faith. Yet he should read something from the Bible that is part of the Ten Commandments. The ninth one simply states that "Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor". This covers all lies in spirit of this law from God. In this case the many lies have cost many lives. 100,000 Iraqis have been estimated to have died and 1,644 Americans killed, and 12,516 Americans wounded, many losing limbs such as legs to roadside bombs. Even in the most benefit of the doubt case, it has to be assumed that Bush hyped matters far beyond the truth, hoping to latter gather enough evidence to at least justify the war. But his lies were so extreme that the only two 20 year old shells found prove that there could not ever been the intelligence information so claimed to justify this terrible war. In a similar incident, on August 5, 1964, Lyndon Johnson similarly misled America about a claimed incident where the USS Maddox was supposedly attacked in th Tonkin Gulf by the North Vietnamese PT boats. But as tapes from the LBJ presidency were opened to the public, in an old phone conversion from the White House, LBJ candidly admitted "For all I know they were shooting at whales out there", when the USS Maddox in total darkness shot into dark waters with no real evuidence that any North Vietnamese attack had ever taken place. And Admiral Stockdale, who later become Ross Perot's running mate also doubted any real attack had taken place. 58,00 Americans and 1 million Vietnamese died in this war where a lie about an attack that never took place cost so many lives and was used to justify this war. Someday more information will come out regarding the lies of George Bush to create the Iraq War. And Bush will go down in history as someone whose sense of truth is sorely weak and he'll be greatly dishonored as a man without the moral caliber to ever have been elected President.


At 8:38 PM, Blogger Karen said...

One thing about a second term is that people will have time to reflect on the first term, while the guy still sits in office. In this case, Mr. Mandate from God is getting smellier and smellier in hindsight. Please oh please can we impeach him!!?

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