Saturday, June 18, 2005

Visibility building on Bush war memo: Congress finally saying the 'I' word

I've written about this issue before: Bush asked to explain UK war memo, and Bush/Blair planned Iraq invasion in July 2002.

The story so far is rooted in a memo, which reveals that the Administration was planning, in July 2002, to manipulate the public to create justification for the Iraq war - Now, the memo is building up a story, and Congressional leaders are now holding public meetings about the memo, demanding answers:

Just hearsay, or the new Watergate tapes? (By David Paul Kuhn, June 17, 2005, SALON.COM)

The story Salon.COM gives indicates the Republicans reluctantly gave permission to use a meeting room in the Capital building, and that the Republicans scheduled several votes and important committee meetings to conflict with that meeting. However what it says to me is that the impeachment push is building some legs.

Elsewhere on this blog I've collected pointers to the evidence. Basically, the Bush administration lied through their teeth to create this war in Iraq. It's cost over $300 billion dollars to fight that war, cost over 1700 U.S. lives, cost probably 100,000 Iraqi lives, cost U.S. credibility around the world, and the war in Iraq had nothing at all to do with the attack on September 11, 2001. The government of Iraq had nothing to do with the international Terrorist movement that planned and executed that attack, those people are Saudi's and were in Afghanistan. Everything that Colin Powell told the U.N. Security Council in February 2003 was a lie.

If lying about sex is impeachable (think, 1997, and Monica Lewinsky), then what do you do with a liar that talks us into a war?

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