Tuesday, April 08, 2008

More Proof, Officials Lying us into War w/ Iraq

Even when George W. Bush insiders write books on how they are not accountable for war crimes, mistakes, fraud, and other crimes ... they just prove that they are ... whenever they type, open their mouths, or hang with other conspirators.

Excerpt: [from CBS 60 Minutes website]
Kroft begins by asking, “Why did the United States invade Iraq?” Feith responds, "The President decided that the threats from the Saddam Hussein regime were so great that if we had left him in power, we would be fighting him down the road, at a time and place of his choosing."

If Feith doesn’t look or sound much like a warrior that’s because he isn’t; he's an intellectual, a hawkish, neo-conservative defense policy wonk, who occupied one of the top rungs on the Pentagon ladder, playing a key role in shaping the military's response to 9/11 and the decision to go to war with Saddam Hussein.

Asked why was the decision made to go after Saddam Hussein after 9/11, when even then, the United States government realized Saddam didn't have anything to do with the attacks, Feith answers, "What we did after 9/11 was look broadly at the international terrorist network from which the next attack on the United States might come. And we did not focus narrowly only on the people who were specifically responsible for 9/11. Our main goal was preventing the next attack."

Kroft follows up, asking, "So you're saying you didn't think it was that important to go after the people who were responsible for it -- more important to go after people who weren't responsible for it?"

"No,” Feith explains, “I think it was important to go after the people who were responsible for 9/11. But it was also important to disrupt the international terrorist networks and prevent whatever plans there were for follow-on attacks."

Kroft observes that using those standards, the U.S. could have invaded North Korea or Syria or Iran.

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Has George W. Bush recently taken acting lessons? [more]

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keywords: CIA George Tenet Richard Dick Cheney Colin Powell Joint Chiefs of Staff NSA terrorist terrorism terror perjury lying obstruction of justice war crimes tribunal Iraq America World


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