Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Rewriting History

The new "spin" is that the invasion of Iraq was always about implementing democracy. That is, the talk of WMD was just a side note to the plan to bring democracy to Iraq.

Anyone who was alive and awake during the build up to the invasion knows that this view is pure BS.

But, just in case you had any doubt, this review of Bush's March 17, 2003 speech to the nation should set you right. In a key passage the reviewer finds that:

Bush’s key March 17 address, in printed form (available at www.whitehouse.gov), runs 27 paragraphs. For those keeping score at home, exactly 18 of those paragraphs mention or emphasize the WMD threat. Five raise the “freedom” issue.

And the WMD warnings receive much higher priority; Bush does not “bury the lead.” The first four paragraphs discuss nothing but WMDs, in 10 separate sentences. Only after that, in one short paragraph, does Bush mention that Saddam’s regime “has a history of reckless aggression in the Middle East” and has “deep hatred” of America. He then linked Saddam to al-Qaeda, another charge now widely discredited.

Then it was back to WMDs for eight more paragraphs, before mentioning a “new Iraq that is prosperous and free.”


Don't let them rewrite history like this.

Here is the link to the entire story.

UPDATE: Here is a link to the March 17, 2003 speech.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They got away with it with WW2, they'll probably get away with it again.

5/18/2005 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I agree with anonymous WRT WW II, but a little expansion might be good.
No doubt Pearl Harbor was engineered to get us into European war...and then...
All that Hollywood propaganda, demonization, hatred...happening again with a different focus, but not a different source.

5/18/2005 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jewish (JINSA/CSP/PNAC) Likudnik Neocons use 'democracy and liberty/freedom' propaganda to mask their long desired 'A Clean Break'/war for Israel agenda that esteemed US intelligence author James Bamford conveys on pages 261-269 and on page 321 of his 'A Pretext for War' book:

Thinking about Neoconservatism

5/20/2005 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pages 261-269 (about the 'A Clean Break'/war for Israel agenda)from James Bamford's 'A Pretext War' book can be read by scrolling down to such at the following URL:

'A Clean Break"/war for Israel agenda from James Bamford's 'A Pretext for War' book

5/20/2005 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Israeli Origins of Bush II's Iraq War

5/20/2005 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Zionist War

Eric Alterman: Can We Talk (about the Jewish Likudnik Neocons)


How Chalabi Conned the Neocons

5/20/2005 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lies that Led to War

5/20/2005 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret British Memo which Confirmed WMD Lies

NO MORE WAR FOR ISRAEL

5/20/2005 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Brit MP George Galloway sticks it to AIPAC hack Senator Norm Coleman

5/20/2005 06:24:00 PM  
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5/21/2005 11:51:00 AM  
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5/21/2005 12:31:00 PM  
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5/21/2005 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

NY Times Hides Galloway in "International" and Leaves Out Damning Testimony

5/21/2005 12:44:00 PM  
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5/21/2005 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

IT'S STILL THE SAME OLD STORY

5/21/2005 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

More Manly Galloways, Fewer Slimy Colemans

5/21/2005 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The War and the Israel-Zionist Hypothesis By James Petras

5/22/2005 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might look at: www.zionismexplained.org to get a lot of information on the neocons and the Iraqi war.

7/13/2005 02:38:00 PM  

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