Wednesday, May 04, 2005Loathsome
This is just too repulsive for words.
From a British government internal memo:
C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The NSC had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.
Let me highlight the most important part of that passage:
Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.
"Justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD... intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy..."
You know what that means, right? You understand what they're saying, right? Just in case you don't, I'll clarify it for you: they're saying that WMD and terrorism was an excuse, and that they knew all along the excuse was bogus.
Got it? The Bush administration lied us into a war in which, as of right now, 1,593 American troops have been killed, 1,773 coalition troops total, not to mention roughly 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians. Or, at least, so says our closest ally in that war (even if they didn't actually mean for that to get out publicly.)
Proud, Republicans? Does it make you feel good to know that you impeached one president for getting some head on the job while you stick your fingers in your ears and squeeze your eyes shut and go lalalalalala when it becomes blatantly obvious that your guy is a certifiable war criminal? And all for what? Cheap gas? Are you shitting me?
Go read the whole memo, it contains many juicy tidbits of vile criminality: that the invasion was originally timed for electoral benefit in the United States, that there was no post-invasion planning being done, that Bush had already decided to attack Iraq eight months before the actual invasion (that is to say, well before the phrase "WMD" ever entered the American lexicon), that the whole UN-inspectors thing was a massive, steaming load of bullshit from the beginning, and that they knew the war was illegal.
Take a good look at yourselves, Republicans, and reflect on what this means. Chickens do eventually come home to roost.
By the way, the "liberal" American media hasn't touched this story so far. Because they're so "liberal," see. |