increasingly uncomfortable realization is also showing up big-time
on the political pre-dawn horizon that raises that unthinkable
query: Was there pre-planned intent to justify the unconstitutional
and unjust invasion of Iraq...”
Error in Terror “HONEST
Posted January 15, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org
By: Ted Lang
Well who’d have thunk it?
The invasion of Iraq was just an honest mistake – kinda like a
homeowner of a real old house putting a penny in an antique, screw-in fuse
socket and then watching his house catch fire and burn to the ground from
the resultant electrical overload. Oh
well, simple error in judgment! Any
family members trapped in the blaze? Only
one? Too bad!
Hey, an honest mistake is an honest mistake!
No one planned on killing anyone.
Can you see such an argument justifying dismissal in an ordinary
criminal or civil court?
Here we are, we the people, in order to establish a more perfect union,
hiring a guy at $400 thousand a year, supplying him with round-the-clock
protection via scores of trench coat wearing professional assassins wearing
slings of machine-guns, street sweeper shotguns and 15-shot Glock semi-autos
under their coats, providing him and his family with this same protection
even after his leaving office, making available 24-7 a world class, six
figure-earning chef to prepare his meals, funding outrageously lavish dinner
and cocktail parties, providing world class air travel in his own private
747 airliner without him having to access same by running through a line of
TSA thugs with police records, and offering a fantastic retirement plan
unmatched anywhere. And the guy
makes a simple mistake that puts US on the edge of the next World War?
Now ain’t that somethin’?
But shame on US even more if we believe that the lies President George W.
Bush offered in his 2003 State of the Union address, as well as the
continuation of those lies in his recent 2004 State of the Union address, do
not justify impeachment and preclude justifying inquiry as regards
beforehand knowledge of the 9-11 attacks.
An increasingly uncomfortable realization is also showing up big-time
on the political pre-dawn horizon that raises that unthinkable query: Was
there pre-planned intent to justify the unconstitutional and unjust invasion
of Iraq in order to primarily advance the interests of Israel, secure the
Mid East from Russia and China and arrange non-bid sweetheart deals for
their corporate buddies at Halliburton and Bechtel, such that intelligence
that actually proved to be 100 percent totally correct was deliberately
The unshakeable, rock-solid postures taken by Bush, Cheney and
Powell are now being back-pedaled: nuclear, biological and chemical weapons
of mass destruction, deployable within 45 minutes, have now morphed in
reverse to mere “programs;” Niger “yellowcake” was an error on the
part of British intelligence; and now, everything the Bush
administration received as intelligence is questionable, even though it was
all used to fool Congress and the American people into an unnecessary war?
Then if the Bush administration allowed itself to be incorrectly
fooled into an unjust invasion of Iraq to advance the interests of Israel,
and this now proves to be “false” intelligence, why wasn’t President
George W. Bush similarly fooled by our intelligence reports concerning 9-11?
Why has the White House accepted intelligence reports to initiate an
unprovoked, first-strike declaration of war, a declaration of war that is a
first time occurrence in the entire history of our republic, yet
failed to accept as valid these very same intelligence reports when it came
time to take action to protect the American people from the possibility of
the 9-11 attacks? What
preventive measures were immediately taken by the Bush administration,
similar to those previously undertaken of arming airplane cockpit crews in
anticipation of hijacking threats that followed the hostilities and tensions
involving Castro’s Cuba? What
precautions, if any, did Bush take after Condoleezza Rice’s briefing to
Bush in August 2001 concerning the al-Qaeda threat?
Of course, the specifics relative to the impending attack might not
have been known at the time, but precisely what preventive measures were
taken to protect the American people?
There is a serious lack of consistency with regard to when the Bush
administration reacts to intelligence, irrespective of whether or not that
intelligence is good or bad, and the way it cavalierly and selectively
dismisses them. But considering
the three-pronged motives in the Bush administration’s PNAC plans to
advance the interests of Israel, a serious breakdown in the “logic” of
the White House’s reaction to intelligence information is the last excuse
and alibi they should have resorted to.
How can such a breakdown occur within such a tight, secret and
well-oiled regime as is characterized by the Bush administration?
The Bushies probably always knew that former Treasury Secretary Paul
O’Neill was a “loose cannon,” and might someday go public with
revelations of the behind-closed-door intrigue of Bush’s “secret
government.” So damage
control was quick and easily handled by Bush’s hired mouth Scott
McClellan. But consider the
almost immediate resignation of David Kay, and his astonishing revelation
that dovetails nicely with the O’Neill accusation that invading Iraq
was the Bush administration’s number one objective at the time he took
O’Neill’s revelations were decried as really no biggie – this was a
mere extension of the Clinton administration’s priorities.
But then, why wasn’t “global warming” a continuing policy as
well? Why weren’t
environmental issues a continuation as well?
Why did moderate Republican, former Environmental Protection
Administrator, Christie Todd Whitman, resign as well?
Wasn’t the latter resignation based upon Bush’ failure to follow
through on environmental issues initiated by Clinton?
The invasion, subjugation and intended colonization of Iraq was not carried
out as an extension of Clinton’s policies, but rather as an originally
created PNAC neoconservative Republican foreign policy objective, prepared
in anticipation of what they believed would be a rout of Al Gore in the 2000
presidential elections. O’Neill’s
revelations, on top of those offered by WMD Inspector David Kay, the latter
also boasting impressive CIA intelligence credentials, now create an
entirely new focus on the behind-the-scenes machinations of the secret Bush
There were, obviously, no “intelligence failures!”
The way Bush, Cheney and Powell offered up Saddam’s WMD was that
they were readily available and usable within 45 minutes of initial
deployment. What actual words
were used now becomes entirely irrelevant.
One president is discredited for attempting to define “is,” but
this president is exempted from specifics regarding the word “imminent?”
Returning to the incompatible reliance upon bad intelligence concerning
Iraq, compared to the selective, cavalier disregard of good intelligence
regarding an impending 9-11, why didn’t the White House take more
seriously the threat of 9-11? This
now, becomes a real problem. Did
Bush know that 9-11 was on its way? Did
he allow it to happen to anger the American people and Congress in order to
capitalize upon that momentum to repay Zionists that helped to get him
elected? Why couldn’t
American air defenses be deployed to stop these hijacked planes?
Why were the latter airborne for an hour without a reaction from our
Notice how Bush, Cheney and Powell
are quickly backing off and now stating that they never said this or that?
Notice how no one is asking why David Kay resigned, or making inquiry
as to why he quit so soon after the president gave his State of the Union
address? There is a dire need
for Congress and the American people to get to the bottom of this outrageous
pack of lies that are threatening to boil over in Iraq, set US up for more
terrorist attacks, provide the Bush regime with justification to keep
searching for WMD that “never existed” in Syria and Iran, in order to
create a war to keep the world safe for Israel.
© Copyright THEODORE E. LANG 1/28/04 All
rights reserved. Ted Lang is a political analyst and a freelance writer.