Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Downing Street Revisited...

I began this blog with commentary on the Downing Street Memo (May 01, 2005 London Times) that stated that the Bush administration had decided in the summer of 2002 that Saddam was on the short list for removal...this while Bush was telling America that he had no plans for military action. The memo also stated that "facts were being fixed around policy". The memo added validity to statements made by ex Bush administration officials that intelligence was "cooked" or fabricated to justify the invasion of Iraq.

On May 29, 2005, The Sunday Times of Briton printed more information that is, at the least distressing if not wholly obscene. British and US officials, using air raids, were attempting to goad Saddam into giving them a reason to go to war.

The article states...

Tommy Franks, the allied commander, has since admitted this operation was designed to “degrade” Iraqi air defences in the same way as the air attacks that began the 1991 Gulf war.

It was not until November 8 that the UN security council passed resolution 1441, which threatened Iraq with “serious consequences” for failing to co-operate with the weapons inspectors.

"The briefing paper prepared for the July meeting - the same document that revealed the prime minister's agreement during a summit with President George W Bush in April 2002 to back military action to bring about regime change laid out the American war plans.

They opted on August 5 for a hybrid plan in which a continuous air offensive and special forces operations would begin while the main ground force built up in Kuwait ready for a full-scale invasion.

The Ministry of Defence figures, provided in response to a question from Sir Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, show that despite the lack of an Iraqi reaction, the air war began anyway in September with a 100-plane raid.

The systematic targeting of Iraqi defenses appears to contradict Foreign Office legal guidance appended to the leaked briefing paper which said that the allied aircraft were only entitled to use force indefenseefence where such a use of force is a necessary and proportionate response to actual or imminent attack from Iraqi ground systems."

Now we can see that George Bush has his war plans made as early as April 2002 AND he was actually pushing military force in Iraq before the UN came up with Resolution 1441. America has sat on their laurels for 31 days after the Downing Street Memo was printed. Now, there is more damning evidence of High Crimes and Misdemeanors on the part of George Bush. What is wrong with this country? Do you enjoy the killing so much that you are willing to sacrifice your sons and daughters, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, friends and your entire country with everything it was built on and USED to stand for? Why would we let this go? Is it religious or moral piety? Arrogance that we are the greatest nation in the world...or the one with the biggest guns? What is it?

A church along the Eastern side of the US had a marquee that read "The Koran should be flushed." Next time I see a Bible maybe I should give it the same treatment. I do not subscribe to Christianity and I have not for a long count of years simply because in Sunday School we were taught to treat others as we would want to be treated...looking at my country over the past few decades I had to face the bitter truth that that lesson only applies when convenient for most. I guess the Muslums have a right to bomb the innocent, torture and abuse anyone they see fit to detain and flush the Christian Bible as well. Religious piety is worthless and proves nothing more than stupidity.

Moral piety does not wash here as well...death, torture, abuse, indiscriminate killing, greed, polluting Iraq and Afghanistan with DU weapons that, dropped in sufficient amounts, poison the soil, water, air and people...including US personnel...permanently.

Arrogance in thinking we are better than others is a sin according to the Christian Bible so that doesn't wash at all.

The machismo that we are the toughest and have the biggest guns should be beneath everyone over 12 years old...period.

The GOP would go to extremes to impeach a Democrat for being a bad husband and lying about it.

I'm sorry but scheming to go to an unneccessary war and lying about that seems a bit more extreme.

Iraq has been devastated, oceans of blood spilt and America is on a fast track to going bankrupt financially

Morally we already have...


At 2:41 AM, Anonymous povvy said...


Nice to see you finally have your own soap box ;)

I tried to get into your other page previously, but it wanted all kinds of registration etc.

Spout forth!

Here's my lame attempt ;)



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