Saturday | May 31, 2003
Bush lied, people died. Even Powell knew
In one of the most spectacular leaks in my sentient lifetime, a "secret transcript" reveals that Powell and Jack Straw knew the case against Iraq was bogus:
Mr Powell shared the concern about intelligence assessments, especially those being presented by the Pentagon's office of special plans set up by the US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz.It's funny that while we anti-war folk had been talking about this very topic for a long, long time (I was on the beat as early as October 25, 2002), two specific items set off the latest firestorm:
And the truth spewing from their mouths is so twisted, so revolting, that the press has no choice but sit up and take notice. Bush can claim his three trucks are justification enough for $200 billion and over 200 allied lives (and counting) -- not to mention Iraqi lives. But no one outside Dittoland is buying it. It doesn't pass the laugh test.
We went to war without clear evidence of WMDs. Bush claimed the opposite.
Bush lied.'Nuff said. (For now.)
p.s. "Bush Lied" slogan courtesy of the message boards.
p.p.s. I just noticed that in that October piece on Rumsfeld's intelligence heist, I concluded in the post "The gods save us from this cabal." Thus it's funny to read:
A key target is a four-person Pentagon team that reviewed material gathered by other intelligence outfits for any missed bits that might have tied Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to banned weapons or terrorist groups.I can read tea leaves and palms as well!
Posted May 31, 2003 01:00 AM | Comments (130)