Friday, June 17, 2005

New Links

I've added two new permanent links.

The first link is the Fritz Hollings article on the pressure to invade Iraq from the Israel at all costs crowd. It is worth reading just because he points out that Bush knew Iraq and Al Qaeda were not related.

The second link is a Juan Cole post that shows just how disingenuous Paul Wolfowitz was when the US was deciding whether to invade Iraq.

Juan Cole first documents that Wolfowitz wanted to invade Iraq instead of Afghanistan right after 9/11. Can you imagine? We would be bogged down in Iraq AND Osama would still have a host country from which to plan and orchestrate more terrorism against the US.

Juan also documents Wolfowitz's stupefyingly inaccurate testimony to congress regarding the ease with which Iraq would be occupied. It is shocking.

If we assume Wolfowitz is not an idiot, then why would he advocate such misguided actions? Well, invading Iraq would be consistent with the policies set forth in the Clean Break paper, no?

So, we have statements of motive made in the Clean Break paper by Wolfowitz‘s close associates, followed by actions consistent with those statements that can‘t reasonably be explained by other motives. That's called corroborating evidence.

And they are trying it again with Iran.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is something awfully peculiar about the above quoted sentence, and that is the way it ends. The reader expects to hear the word "America," or "the allies," but instead we come face to face with the chief subject of Wolfowitz's concern: Israel, whose interests frame and define the Wolfowitzian view of the region. Israel was and is the great unadmitted factor in all this. As far as Wolfowitz is concerned, the reason we went to war was not to seize and defang Saddam's nonexistent "weapons of mass destruction," nor to sever his nonexistent links to al-Qaeda, but to secure Israel's interests in the region. That's why we're in Iraq today, and why we may be in Syria, Lebanon, and/or Iran tomorrow.

6/17/2005 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above link is an excellent read w/several 'dagger in the heart' points!

6/17/2005 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

URGENT: Downing Street Memo hearing with Ray McGovern and company repeats today at 11:10 AM PT & 2:10 PM ET (6:10 PM GMT) on C-SPAN:

Click on the C-SPAN broadcast feed link near the bottom of in order to watch via computer as this hearing is definitely worth capturing on DVD or on videotape from C-SPAN. Check the latest posts at the following URL:


6/19/2005 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad story from Newsday about how China (!) has a more positive image in many parts of the world than the US. Not a surprise, really, when the US squanders its influence fighting proxy wars and cracking heads in the Mideast.,0,6672617,print.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

6/23/2005 11:46:00 AM  

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