Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Suskind's Revalation

Wow. Ron Suskind is about to publish a book that claiming that the White House ordered forged documents linking Iraq and al Qaeda in the runup to the Iraq war. Money quote:
Suskind writes in “The Way of the World,” to be published Tuesday, that the alleged forgery – adamantly denied by the White House – was designed to portray a false link between Hussein’s regime and al Qaeda as a justification for the Iraq war.

The author also claims that the Bush administration had information from a top Iraqi intelligence official “that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq – intelligence they received in plenty of time to stop an invasion.”

If this is true, it isn't just outrageous, it's impeachably outrageous. The President of the United States and his advisors were actively trying to start a war with another country, and were going to forge documents to "prove" something they knew wasn't true in order to have that war happen, real-world consequences be damned. And the worst part is, these are the same people who were in the middle of Iran-Contra and got a free pass in the form of a Regan pardon, and they'll probably get the same thing again when Bush leaves office. These people are criminals who had a direct hand in causing the death of thousands of Americans and possibly millions of Iraqis, all to prove how macho they were. And they're going to give themselves a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Sometimes I just can't find the words.

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