Does Condoleezaa Rice Ever Tell The Truth?
Condoleezaa Rice now claims that it is untrue that the Bush Administration was absolutely obsessed from day one with invading Iraq. Well Condoleezaa, here's the facts:
On the Project For The New American Century website, all of the Bush Administration nucleus of his foreign and military policy team can be found with a paper trail that proves that starting the war in Iraq was designed as far back as 1997. John Bolton posted a document to restart the old 1991 war with Iraq on December 15, 1997, entitled, "UN Rewards Saddam". Then on January 19,1998, Bolton posted another feature justifying a new Iraq war entitled, "Congress Versus Iraq".
On January 26, 1998, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton and 15 other future Bush Administration supporters wrote a "Letter To President Clinton On Iraq" urging U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
On March 23, 1998, John Bolton posted yet another feature on the PNAC website entitled, "Adrift In The Gulf", once again to justify a new war in Iraq.
On May 29,1998, Donald Rumsfeld, John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz and 15 other PNAC members wrote to Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott in an effort to move the Republican majority to go beyond President Clinton, and somehow restart the old 1991 Iraq War.
On September 18, 1998, Paul Wolfowitz was able to get a platform in the U.S. House before the House National Security Committee, offering testimony to justify a new war with Iraq with the Republican majority Congress. Wolfowitz claimed that placed the oil assets of Iraq under "international supervision" was a major goal for this new war.
On November 16, 1998, Wiliam Kristol's Weekly Standard published a Iraq war plan feature entitled, "How To attack Iraq".
Between all of this and the November election in 2000, seven more documents and features beating a drumbeat to war appear on the PNAC website.
Oil companies and defense contractors were the main backers of this war because of the huge profits both could make from the war, the reconstruction, and the "international supervision" of the suspected 229 billion barrels of undiscovered oil in Iraq. Dr. Condoleezaa Rice was a former board member of Chevron oil. 43 members of the Bush Administration were oil company executives, advisors or major stockholders, and 33 were from the defense industry.
Rice may claim that there was no run up to the Iraq War in the early days of the Bush Administration. But the proof clearly proves that she is once again not telling the truth and flatout lying to the American public. The entire Bush presidential bid in 2000 was organized by oil company and defense contractor profiteers who intended to take control of the government any way that they could, even if they lost the popular vote like they did, and restart the old 1991 war with Iraq solely to line their own pockets, using American lives as tool for their greedy interests. And Condoleezaa Rice is a main figure in this corrupt culture.