“Yet the U.N. arms inspectors, the CIA and MI6 chose to keep that secret [the destruction of all of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction 1991]. If it’s trueand there’s no reason to believe it isn’tthen it’s pretty hard evidence that the Bush administration is lying through its teeth when it keeps insisting that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.
1. “The Flimflam” by Charlie Reese
Remember, this was all written a year ago. It begs the obvious that everything Bush and Howard have said and done in the 12 months since has simply been part and parcel of the most grotesque pretence.
2. “The Great Charade” by Alan Ramsay
As Lewis H. Lapham, editor of Harper’s Magazine, observed, the pre-war debate in the U.S was less a reasoned discussion about a profound redirection of America from a republic toward an empire than it was “agitprop,” the intelligence term for propaganda intended to agitate a population into a pre-determined course of action.
3. “Bush’s Alderaan” by Robert Parry
We have not seen such systematic distortion of intelligence, such systematic manipulation of the American people, since the war in Vietnam ... until this administration, it had been possible to believe that by upholding the polices of my president, I was also upholding the interests of the American people and the world. I believe it no longer.
4. “Bush Pushes the Big Lie Toward the Brink” by Robert Sheer of the L.A. Times
Addendum to Article No. 4
Zionist Propelled U.S. Foreign Policy [and, one also sees, the simultaneous destruction of the American Republic] by PNAC (see article 7) and JINSA (see article 1) for the New SS [Soulless-Super-capitalistic] World Order.
One-sided Corporate American Media reporting is starting to get tiring:
5. The Under-Reported Zionist Gas Attack on a Civilian Population
6. U.S. Diplomat John Brady Kiesling Letter of Resignation to Secretary of State, Colin L. Powell
For the members of PNAC [Project for a New American Century], war with Iraq was on the table prior to September 11th. In 1998, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz, among other prominent members of PNAC sent letters to then-President Clinton, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and then-Senate majority Leader Trent Lott calling for the removal of Saddam Hussein. These 1998 letters, in essence, represent the Bush policy todaythe removal of Hussein is in the U.S.’s interests, which include the protection of “a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil.” However, they do not mention weapons of mass destruction.
7. Iraq and the Project for the New American Century
Everyone here wants to support an honest and straightforward resolution to support our troops. Don’t give us a dishonest resolution that confuses the issue by asking us to endorse the Bush Doctrine that sent our troops to war.
This war of choice undermines the international order and endangers our republic.
8. Lawmaker Calls War Resolution “Dishonest” by Matthew Daly, Associated Press
This must be the only war in our history promoted by chickenhawksformer belligerent draft dodgersand opposed by so many of those inside and outside of government who served in the armed forces.
Still the Messianic militarist in the White House refuses to even listeneither to opposing viewpoints held by tens of millions of Americans or to viewpoints counseling other non-war ways to achieve the objectives in Iraq. Indeed, he has refused to meet with any domestic antiwar delegation. Groups representing veterans, labor, business, elected city officials, women, clergy, physicians and academics with intelligence experience have written requesting an audience.
9. “The Judicially-Selected Dictator’s Pre-Emptive War” by Ralph Nader
We are the terrorists now, stupid under informed terrorists who dance to the tune of a corporate media machine that will profit wildly from this attack. NBC, MSNBC and CNBC are owned by General Electric, one of the largest defense contractors on earth. They will be paid handsomely in military contracts because of this, as they always have been. Yet GE gives us the news we need to understand what is happening.
10. “Now I Am The Terrorist” by William Rivers Pitt
The Pope has said this war is wrong, that it is a SIN. The Pope! But even worse, the Dixie Chicks have now come out against you! How bad does it have to get before you realize that you are an army of one on this war? Of course, this is a war you personally won’t have to fight. Just like when you went AWOL while the poor were shipped to Vietnam in your place.
11. A Letter from Michael Moore to George W. Bush on the Eve of War
This war was never about your safety, or the safety of this nation, or protecting freedom. It is about strategic power bases, oil reserves and control. It is about regional supremacy first, petroleum and military supply industries second, humanitarian and domestic-security concerns, well, about 147th [actually, about never NewWorldPeace.com].
I understand and value the need for a strong military. I appreciate the necessity. But the war in Iraq does nothing but denigrate the value and integrity of our military. Note to conservatives: Those soldiers aren’t out there dying for you; they’re dying for strategic political power, for some oil exec’s portfolio. They’re protecting the American oligarchy. Does that make you feel proud?
12. “The Lie of The U.S. Military” by Mark Morford
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